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Hearing aids for very narrow ear canals

Hearing aids are an important aid for people with hearing loss as they help them to hear sounds and speech better. However, very narrow ear canals can be a challenge as most hearing aids are designed for standardized sizes and shapes. For people with very narrow ear canals, wearing hearing aids can be uncomfortable or even painful.

One possible solution to this problem is the use of custom-made earpieces, also known as earmolds. These are customized and offer a comfortable and precise fit. A specialist laboratory produces the earmoulds by taking an impression of the ear canal and then modelling the earpiece accordingly.

For people with very narrow ear canals, however, the production of earmolds is a challenge as it can be difficult to find a fit that is comfortable and secure. In such cases, it is important that the acoustician and specialist laboratory are creative and bold, possibly using alternative materials or technologies to achieve the best possible fit.

Another option for people with very narrow ear canals is the use of bone conduction hearing aids. This type of hearing aid transmits sound via vibrations to the bony structure of the head, bypassing the ear canal. An example of such a device is the AdHear hearing aid from MedEl, which does not insert speakers into the ear, but instead sticks a small membrane behind the ear. This device can be a good option if conventional hearing aids are not suitable due to narrow ear canals.

In any case, it is important that people with narrow ear canals visit an audiologist who specializes in fitting hearing aids and is able to offer individual solutions. A good audiologist will take into account the specific needs and requirements of each individual customer and work with the customer to find the best possible hearing aid fitting.