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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

Does anyone have any special recommendations for impressions in the suburbs north of Chicago (Vernon Hills specifically) or anywhere around there.  

 



An excellent audiologist in Lake Forest, IL, experienced with IEMs, is Lori Halverson.

 

Lake Forest Hearing Professionals

847-295-1185

post #242 of 288

BTW, I also want to caution everybody to be sure the person doing your ear impressions is an actual audiologist. That should go without saying, but I've seen people mentioned in this thread who have no background in the field. None of my business, but this is your hearing we're talking about... Just sayin'.

post #243 of 288
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Does anyone have recommendations for the Boston Area? I'm not sure I want to drive all the way to NJ to see Beth, it's rather far. I'm intrigued about the Brookline Hearing Services rec and then dis-rec.

Not sure if you are still looking... I just went to this place today in downtown Boston: http://www.tobias-battite.com  I went to the Temple Place office, which is conveniently right by Park Street station.

 

They were listed as a dealer by Westone (I'm getting earplugs). I got the impression that they are more focused on hearing aids and might need a touch of hand-holding for audiophile stuff, but the process was fast, easy and painless. I was able to get a same-afternoon appointment. I'll update next week, hopefully, when I get the earplugs.

 

I paid $150 for the ES-49s including impressions/tax/everything, which is a very good price AFAIK. I'm not sure what you'd be charged just for impressions.

post #244 of 288
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Originally Posted by JackKontney View Post

 



An excellent audiologist in Lake Forest, IL, experienced with IEMs, is Lori Halverson.

 

Lake Forest Hearing Professionals

847-295-1185

 

Thanks a lot Jack!  I'll be sure to get in touch with her should I ever commit to a custom IEM!

 

I see that she is in the Sensaphonics Golden Circle.  I am no audiologist but that seems very impressive.  Does she have experience with impressions for acrylic CIEM's too?


Edited by Cassadian - 5/29/12 at 5:54pm
post #245 of 288

I can't honestly answer re acrylics, as I only know her from Sensaphonics work. Lori is a Golden Circle audiologist and has worked with several musician clients.
 

@ tintin220 -- There's a Sensaphonics Golden Circle audiologist in Boston as well:

 

Dr. Brian Fligor

Musicians' Hearing Program

Children's Hospital Boston

617-355-5697

post #246 of 288

Sorry to bump this thread but does anyone have any recommendations for the Orange County area? Specifically Tustin / Irvine / Anaheim. I've contacted both Anaheim and Tustin Hearing Center, but neither have responded so far so already their service doesn't seem too good.. And there's a Sonus Hearing Center around here but apparently some people have had unprofessional people with them too.

 

Edit: Looks like I'll try the Hearing Enhancement Center in Costa Mesa because I just read another recommendation on this thread (forgot the user and too lazy to check :)).


Edited by AyeVeeN - 7/9/12 at 4:24pm
post #247 of 288

Going to post up two for the Twin Cities, Minnesota area

 

Vicki Anderson AuD, CCC-A and FAAA (sensaphonics)

Anderson Audiology Consulting

612-209-8223

ander213 at umd dot edu

 

Audiologist Hearing Center (Ulimate Ears)

Edina office is fairly flexible (I was able to get same day). The cost was $50... i was in and out in 30 minutes (prepping the silicone, etc).

952-285-1419


Edited by figgie - 9/4/12 at 8:55am
post #248 of 288

Got impressions made with Frances Miranda (rockstarears.com) and could not be more confident and satisfied with my visit.  She was very personable, knowledgeable and thoroughly professional.  She never gave me a pitch about buying Westone or any other brand and actually went to the Heir Audio site on her PC to look up my impression requirements.  She uses a more expensive impression gel from Germany and had me use a bite block.

 

At the end of the visit, she offered to ship the impressions for me and charged me exactly what the Post Office charges.  I even received an email from her with the tracking info.

 

If you're in the general Los Angeles area, I highly recommend making an appointment with Frances!


Edited by sunninho - 7/27/12 at 2:38pm
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I need place for cheap and good in Manhattan (anywhere near to subway)

 

Thanks

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Can anyone recommend any audiologists in Kent? Also what are peoples views on mobile services? Thanks.

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Hi! i would like to introduce myself as a Musician's Specialist and Audiologist in NYC who is happy to help take care of your hearing healthcarebneeds, including butnnot limited to earmold impressions. Am a performer myself (drums and vocals) and a sound engineer so I definitely understand the needs of a musician from both sides of the hearing coin! smily_headphones1.gif
Check out my website at www.ny-sh.com or www.doctorheche.com
I would love for the opportunity to help you!
-Melissa Heche, Au.D
post #252 of 288

Melissa, I will be visiting NYC next month and staying near your office. What do you charge for impressions and how long do they last? I don't have immediate plans for customs but when I decide to get some, I want the impressions ready to go. I am afraid of the clay drying out and becoming crumbly.

post #253 of 288
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Melissa, I will be visiting NYC next month and staying near your office. What do you charge for impressions and how long do they last? I don't have immediate plans for customs but when I decide to get some, I want the impressions ready to go. I am afraid of the clay drying out and becoming crumbly.

 

She may use foam, which is how mine were done.

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I live in Vancouver, Canada and had my ear impressions done at a clinic called Simple Hearing in Burnaby. I think it's a hearing aid clinic predominantly, but you wouldn't know it from the framed Beatles, Joe Jackson, and Gastre del Sol vinyl albums on the walls. The last time I was there, they were listening to Boards of Canada on a vintage Rega turntable that's in the window. I thought that pretty cool for a hearing aid clinic.

 

The owner is a super nice guy named Jamie Larsen. He's the one who did my impressions for my Tunz and UEs. He did an awesome job! I've heard that it can sometimes take a couple cracks at getting a perfect impression but he nailed it the first time - all three times. Both of my custom IEs fit perfectly. I even have a pair of ER 15 dB musician plugs I got there that fit perfectly. I"m not sure if there's another audiogist there but I make sure I get Jamie every time. He gave me great advice and even a baseline hearing test while I was there for my plugs. Price was $50 for the impressions.

 

I found out about him from some friends of mine who are pretty big names in the music biz these days (musicians and studio engineers). Apparently he even meets at remote locations for guys on tour -  but I'm sure it's not cheap! I don't money's an issue for some of these guys (and gals)...;)

 

I'm thinking about getting another set of impressions in the near future for another set of earplugs. I'll make sure to post some pictures when I get them...

 

I love my custom ears but have to admit that sometimes I still like the bass from the big ol' drivers in my old DJ head phones. Just sayin'...devil_face.gif


Edited by El Fid - 9/1/12 at 8:27pm
post #255 of 288

somebody know about a place in Sacramento Ca.  to do my ear impressions ?

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