What are ear molds used for?
Ear molds can conduct sound from a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid into your ears. The crown of the ear molds also helps prevent feedback whistling by preventing any sounds that leave it from entering again.
Earmolds are made of either plastic or silicone and custom-fit so that they sit snugly within the ear canal. They generally have small vents in them to let air through, which prevents a vacuum from forming inside your ears when it’s not being worn.
Domes are affordable and easy to use products. They will fit most people’s ears without any customization required, making them the perfect choice for those looking to purchase an inexpensive product that works well.
There are ear molds manufactured specifically for a child who needs to be fitted with one, most of them are made with vibrant colors to look more attractive.
Ear Molds for Hearing Loss
Ear molds are one potential option for those experiencing hearing troubles at high frequencies or low ranges of sound frequency. Earmolds and domes are two popular styles of hearing aids that work best for different types of users.