Earmolds and fittings are an essential service for the health of the ear. While we do provide custom molds to fit hearing aids, we also do fittings for sound plugs, earpieces, earbuds and plugs for swimming, watching sports, listening to music, working, shooting and other activities.
Hearing aids come in shapes and sizes as unique as people’s ears. We offer a variety of earmold styles including canal earmolds, which are made to fit inconspicuously in the ear canal; full-shell earmolds, which are built to prevent feedback and falling out; half-shell earmolds, which only cover the bottom half of the concha bowl; skeleton earmolds, designed for comfort and semi-skeleton earmolds, similar to skeleton but without the back ring. Each of these styles is custom-molded to the patient’s ear for comfort and effectiveness.
We also mold sound plugs and swimmer’s plugs to help protect the ears. People who have jobs in noisy locations, such as airports and construction sites, benefit from custom-fit sound plugs to prevent damage caused by noise exposure. Swimmers need earplugs to prevent water blockage, which can cause temporary hearing loss.
Others who may be at less risk for occupational hearing loss can still benefit from having custom-molded ear equipment. For example, musicians and shooters may have custom-molded noise-cancelling ear plugs, and office workers may benefit from custom earpieces for their phones. The purpose of these custom fittings is to provide comfort for the patient.
To learn more about our custom earmolds and fittings, contact us at (479) 750-2080. Our goal is to care for our patients’ whole hearing health.