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Custom ear molds

Old 03-10-2010, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JDFlyer View Post
I had ear molds made (at the time in Denver, I don't remember the doctor's name) for the Lightspeed Mach 1 headset and I was never able to get used to having a mold in my ear. After 30 minutes or so my inner ears would get really sore and sensitive.

Maybe the molds were not very well made, I don't know. But now I don't ever use the molds. When I use the Mach 1 headset I use the no roll foam ear plugs that come with the Mach 1 and they work great.

Just my two cents. If you have molds made, I hope you have a better result.
I had some custom earplugs made, and had the same problem in the beginning. Bought them, put them in, and would get really sore inside my ear after 30 minutes or so of use.
I took them back, and told him to make the mold a bit shallower. A fraction of an inch was needed, and it has never been a problem since
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:27 AM
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I think that this video I made goes perfectly into this conversation. made a youtube video on how you can make your own custom earplug. It's well worth it!

YouTube - ‪how to: Mach 1 aviation headset custom earplug for 12 dollars‬‏

please thumbs up and rate my video! oh and comments/questions on the video in youtube would be fantastic... thanks!
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by zwaldo View Post
I think that this video I made goes perfectly into this conversation. made a youtube video on how you can make your own custom earplug. It's well worth it!

YouTube - ‪how to: Mach 1 aviation headset custom earplug for 12 dollars‬‏

please thumbs up and rate my video! oh and comments/questions on the video in youtube would be fantastic... thanks!

Is this still up? If so, can you make it public so I can view it?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:45 PM
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Go to any Hearing Aid store or and Audiologist.
I go mine custom made at hearing aid store, they fit just right no hot spots.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue 2 View Post
Go to any Hearing Aid store or and Audiologist.
I go mine custom made at hearing aid store, they fit just right no hot spots.
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I had my molds made by an audiologist specializing in hearing aids that I found on google. The molds were then sent to sensaphonics to make the plugs for my lightspeed mach 1. She was actually surprised that they wanted such a deep mold, to the second bend, maybe? For the first couple of months I was getting 'hot spots' and finding them uncomfortable until I figured out how to twist them while inserting to get the proper fit. Once I figured that out, had no discomfort wearing them for long, multi-leg RJ days. Same deal now flying long haul. There's no way I'd ever go back to wearing an over the head clamp. Not sure what I'll do when the lightspeed eventually gives out since they don't make it anymore.

Oh yeah, I think the charge for making the molds was ~$50.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:09 AM
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My dentist made mine. Just like a bridge.
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Old 08-26-2023, 02:49 PM
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Sorry for the necropost. Anybody have a molded ear piece made for the Clarity Aloft Pro? Where did you have it done? If itís an audiologist, how do they make it so it screws onto the CA? How is the noise reduction compared with the Comply eartips?
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