What is the clear hollow tube that connects my hearing aid to the ear mold?

Over time, the tubing that connects the earmold to the hearing aid will need to be altered. When the tubing becomes rigid or stained, visit your hearing care provider for a tube change.

For the hearing problem, we have used hearing aids. There are various design and styles available and also hearing aids available in various size. The acoustical output from a receiver in a BTE case reaches to the ears canal via a thin tube and a retention device. BTEs with a receiver in the ear canal, connected via wire to the rest of the electronic apparatus in the case. Over time, the tubing that connects the ear-mold to the hearing aid will need to be altered. When the tubing becomes rigid or stained, visit your hearing care provider for a tube change.

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Every earmold is personally adjusted by the user. It is made to fit in the concha bowl of the ear. The earmold consists of a hole which helps in conducting the sound directly to the ear canal. The earmold has a vent that improves sound quality. The own voice comes from vent naturally.

The tube that Connects the hearing aid to the earmold

The hollow tube that connects the hearing aid to the earmold helps to measure the audibility of the sound. You can connect this tube to the various types of sound measurement devices. The tube is inserted in the ear canal. The audiologist measures the sound levels in the ear canal while the hearing aid user utters some standard vowel (like “ee”). Then, with the tube still in place, an earmold (or hearing aid shell) is inserted in the ear canal, making sure that the tube extends a few millimeters past the earmold tip. Then, with the hearing aid turned off, the audiologist again measures the sound levels when the hearing aid user says the same vowel (at the same loudness level).

It is important that the earmold tube is of the right length and it is clean, unbroken and soft for hearing aid. If the tube is too short, you can feel an uncomfortable stretch on the earmold. If it is too long, it will be difficult to maintain hearing aid behind the ear. Your local hearing professional will ensure that your earmold fit your ears properly.

Replace tubes how often?

If you feel the quality of the aid has deteriorated, sound unclear, not as loud, etc, then you can decide for changing.

We would usually suggest that hearing aid tubing is changed in almost every 6 months. This should be carried out by a healthcare professional at your local audiology services provider.

Hearing service provider recommends clients to:

  • Change standard BTE tubes once every 6 – 9 months.
  • Alter thin tubes, domes and wax traps every 4 – 6 weeks.
  • Change RIC cables every 12 – 18 months.
  • Over-ride: Change the bits as soon as they start looking broken or damaged – don’t wait!

Factors impacting how long hearing aids last

  • A material used to create hearing aids
  • Cleaning frequency
  • Where hearing aids are worn
  • How do hearing aids get to store?
  • Hearing Aid Style
  • Physiology of a person’s body
  • Maintenance frequency
  • Technological advancements

Hearing Aids For Children

The hearing aids generally consist of two parts: the hearing aid and the earmold. The hearing aid contains all of the electronic parts (i.e. the microphone, amplifier, receiver, battery compartment). It generally has an ear hook attached, which sits over the top of the ear and the hearing aid sits behind the ear. The earmold is a soft, silicone material that is custom made to fit the child’s ear. The earmold has a hollow tube that connects to the ear hook on the hearing aid and runs through the earmold. This tube allows the amplified sound from the hearing aid to enter the child’s ear.

Conclusion

Earmold is quite adjustable according to your need. Try to keep your earmold cleans. Rinse your earmolds with running warm water.

You can purchase the latest hearing aids at a fair price through HearingSol, If you need more information or you have a query about Hearing Aid Parts or Hearing Loss, just give us a call on +91-9899437202. We are always here to help you.

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