Today at the audiologist we began discussing complex fitting options. My ears are very small and my right ear canal is unusually small. Despite trying many different dome sizes and types, attempting a retention lock and changing the receiver lengths, we can’t find a solution that will fit my ear. In all circumstances my receivers (especially my right one) tend to slip out or hurt my ear. Resound unfortunately does not offer half size receivers so that is not an option. As of today we are trying receivers that have been heated up a little and molded to try and make them an in between size. If this does not work I am going to be fit with custom molds. I have a pair of Resound Linx Quattro RIC rechargeable aids.
Before I make that change though I have a few questions:
Would the ear molds change the sound? In what ways?
What are the different types of custom molds for RIC aids?
What type would be best for a low and mid range hearing loss? What vent size, style, material, etc.
How do molds for BTE and RIC aids differ?
How much would custom molds cost?
What is the difference between hard and soft domes?
What might the color options be?
Thank you for all your help!