Using medically graded silicone to make a perfect custom fit.
Ear impressions are essentially model imprints of your ear. These are required to customise all custom ear plugs and Custom In Ears Monitors to specific dimensions of your ears.
Soft medically graded silicone is slowly injected into the outer ear and left to cure for a few minutes. Once the impression material has cured, it is delicately taken out to reveal the shape of the ear. This process takes approximately 10 minutes.
Ears are as unique as fingerprints, no two ears are the same! It’s this unique feature that sets our products apart from the rest and is why we feel all in-ear products are best custom made. Ear impressions are the blueprint used by custom ear plugs manufacturers and are essentially what enable them to make their products a perfect fit to your ears and the ultimate in sound isolation.To get the best performance and sound from your new custom hearing protections and in-ear monitors, it is essential that we get a high quality impression of your ears. This requires a high quality silicone impression of your ears taken past the second bend.
Yes we can, just book an ear impressions taking appointment on our website. We charge $70 for this service.We will examine your ears to ensure they are healthy and clean before taking the impressions.
If there is impacted ear wax, we’ll need to remove it before proceeding. (Please note there’s an additional charge if microsuction is required.)
At earLAB we ensure the impressions are:
Our qualified clinicians have undergone further training and certification to enable them to provide the Microsuction service. They ensures our clients receive professional advice and enjoy a safe and effective practice.
The length of your treatment will depend on the degree of blockage, so please allow for up to 30 minutes in your schedule. Usually you can expect amazing results within half that time.
Your initial consultation will be 20 minutes. Following that, your finished ear plugs will be available within a couple of weeks, with a follow up consultation in which we’ll demonstrate how to fit them and ensure they’re comfortable. (Of course, if you’re happy with self-fitting they can be posted directly to you. An express postage fee of $14.85 is applicable, Australia-wide.)
Noise-induced hearing loss occurs when sensitive structures in the inner ear are damaged by brief or extended periods of exposure to loud sounds. NIHL usually happens with noise levels greater than 85decibels (dBs). Damage happens faster as noise levels increase above this threshold.