Professional Hearing Center
Audiologists and Hearing & Balance Experts located throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
You may not realize it, but many of the people around you use earmolds to protect their ears from noise in their environments or amplify their hearing if they experience hearing loss. Our team of audiologists designs custom earmolds, hearing protection, swim molds and in-ear monitors to fit your ears perfectly. To find out more about the various types of custom options available at Professional Hearing Center, call your nearest location or book an appointment online today.
What are earmolds?
Earmolds are custom devices made to fit the inside of your ear perfectly. Earmolds serve many purposes according to your individual needs: they can protect your ears from noise, protect your ears while swimming, or work in addition to a hearing aid to help amplify sounds to improve your hearing.
The Professional Hearing Center team makes earmolds in a variety of materials, styles, and colors, both fun and discrete.They discuss your options and make recommendations based on their function and your anatomy.
To make earmolds that fit into your ears, the we take personalized impressions of your ear canals, ensuring both ideal fit and function.
Which types of earmolds are available?
At Professional Hearing Center, the team offers several types of custom earmolds designed to serve different purposes. During the first part of your visit, you’ll discuss your needs with your audiologist and undergo a comprehensive examination and when appropriate, a hearing evaluation. Your audiologist will help you decide whether you could benefit from earmolds and which type is appropriate for you. They might recommend:
Swim molds stop water from entering your ears when you swim or bathe. They can help prevent swimmer’s ear or protect water from affecting a perforated eardrum or tube placement.
Assistive earmolds attach to a hearing aid to ensure the best possible physical fit when in need of significant amplification. Specifically, this is appropriate for those individuals who have severe to profound hearing loss or anatomical differences that are better suited for custom devices.
Noise protection earmolds
Custom hearing protection, like custom solid ear plugs, musician’s ear plugs, and hunter’s plugs, shield and protect your ears from loud and damaging noise.
How should I care for my earmolds at home?
It’s important to clean and maintain your earmolds to avoid getting an infection from wearing them no matter their purpose. Proper maintenance can also maintain the integrity and increase the lifespan of your earmolds. To take great care of your earmolds, the Professional Hearing Center team recommends:
- Cleaning & disinfecting them daily
- Sterilizing your earmolds if they touch body fluids like blood
- Storing your earmolds in a closed container when you’re not wearing them
- Washing your earmold container regularly
If you have any questions regarding the care of your earmolds, the team at Professional Hearing Center will gladly answer them. They can also teach you the proper cleaning and care methods, so you can clean your earmolds effectively every time.
To learn more about earmolds and how they can help you, call the Professional Hearing Center or book an appointment online today.