GN Hear & Now

RESOUND EXPERT

JILL'S UPDATE

EAR MOULD TIPS FOR GETTING THE BEST FIT

There are so many options when selecting an ear mould for you client; how do you know what is best? The best option depends on the end goal; is it to increase high frequency gain, retention purposes, overcome dexterity issues, and/or decrease possible feedback?

Impressions
Goal: Making a GREAT impression.
The goal is to give the lab the most information possible in order for a GREAT mould to be made. This includes filling out the order form with all the information and giving them any indications of abnormalities you may have visualized that could affect the way the mould fits. The more info the better!
 
Type of mould
Style
What style is best for your patient? There can be many different factors and options in choosing the correct style, but here is a starting point.
Material
What type of material should I use?
Summary

Remember:
  1. To take your time during the impression taking; you may save yourself and your patient time in the long run.
  2. If the need for a remake arises a new impression may be needed.
  3. If your patient is complaining of the mould moving out of the ear or having retention issues, it may be helpful to take an open jaw impression.
  4. Think about your patient needs, the ear shape and texture, and dexterity issues when ordering.
  5. Consider the ear size when selecting vent size, receiver power, and style of the mould.
  6. Don’t forget to refer to our handy EARMOULD AND HEARSAVER GUIDE for more information and options.