Francis Audiology Associates LLC
Pittsburgh's Leading Audiologists and Hearing Aid Specialists located in Wexford, PA
Comfort has always been a key factor in headset selection. Custom-fit ear molds provide a better listening experience by forming a seal within the ear. The great advantage of custom-fit ear molds is that you won't feel the need to crank the volume on your headphones that potentially damage your hearing.
Custom Molded Ear Plugs are specifically made to fit your ears, and no one else's. Your ears are just as individual and distinct as fingerprints - no two ear canals are exactly the same shape or size, and that means your ears are unique. That also means it can be a big challenge to find the perfect ear plugs for your ears, whether you need protection from noise or water. Francis Audiology can find the perfect hearing protection you need. Our practice is conveniently located in Wexford, PA, serving all communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Call at (724) 933-3440 or book your appointment online today!
When it comes to your hearing health, noise and water can become a nuisance at best, and downright painful at worst. That’s why we provide custom-made ear molds designed to give pilots and swimmers the best possible hearing protection for their unique needs. Learn more about our custom ear molds below!
When using traditional hearing protection like muffs and foam, pilots have a hard time communicating. To provide hearing protection for pilots, we have the latest cutting-edge technology in custom ear molds that allow pilots to hear only what they want by isolating the ear from the unwanted sound with exceptional sound quality.
Swimmers often experience Outer Ear Canal Infection (Swimmer's Ear). It is an infection of the ear canal caused by water trapped in the ear which causes bacteria to grow. Once the infection is established, the ear becomes itchy and painful, and hearing can be affected.
Usually, the first symptom is a feeling that the ear is blocked and itching. The pain soon follows. This can be a very painful condition and we can often diagnose it by the pain. With swimmer's ear, it hurts to touch the little piece of cartilage in front of the ear. It also hurts to move the ear around at all. Since the front wall of the ear canal is also the back wall of the jaw, the jaw can also be involved.
To help prevent swimmer's ear, you have to keep your ears dry by using swim caps, ear plugs or custom ear molds. After swimming, bathing, and showering, you should use a towel to dry both ears thoroughly. To order your custom ear molds, call us at (724) 933-3440 or make an appointment online to have your ear and hearing impressions made by Francis Audiology Associates. We guarantee fast service as we use a local laboratory for ear mold fabrication. We also offer to ship custom ear molds.