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This is so interesting. I just got a response from another Audiologist who is charging $170 for ear impressions and he says he gurantees 100% perfect impression. When I told him I need it for Heir Audio, he says "As for Heir Audio, I am unfamiliar with this brand, but after a quick look online, they seem to be alright.  Certainly not the industry standard for musicians, but they seem alright for a consumer grade monitor. "     

 

He's also not a doctor and not a lisenced Audiologist. However, he was trained by the Sensaphonics Golden Circle. Should I trust this guy or look somewhere else? 

 

     If I had to guess, that is probably the "fly in the ointment."  There is a "history" between Audiologist and self made experts that sell hearing aids. Audiologist are required 8 years of college, hearing aid dealers, a GED and no felony record.  In fact, the requirements to be a Tattoo artist are more strict....   

 

Thus Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dealers do not "mix" well and when an oppertunity arrises that a disparaging comment can be offered about one or the other....  it usually is.

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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If I had to guess, that is probably the "fly in the ointment."  There is a "history" between Audiologist and self made experts that sell hearing aids. Audiologist are required 8 years of college, hearing aid dealers, a GED and no felony record.  In fact, the requirements to be a Tattoo artist are more strict....   

Thus Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dealers do not "mix" well and when an oppertunity arrises that a disparaging comment can be offered about one or the other....  it usually is.

Sounds like what Dara O’Briain would call the difference between “dentist” and “toothiologist”.
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Originally Posted by pdiddypdler View Post

Wizard how much is that glow in the dark logo option? It looks really nice and bright! :)

 

 

     I think that option is 70$.   You can find it on the order menu

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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I just locked in a pair of 6a's.
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I just locked in a pair of 6a's.


Congrats!

post #3876 of 7980
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I just locked in a pair of 6a's.
Whoa! Great, congratulations. I wonder how many are left now?
Edited by thegrobe - 12/6/12 at 7:00pm
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Whoa! Great. I wonder how many are left now?

...arghh...i want one...4.A with a bit more bass seems like the perfect thing for me...

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I believe there are 2 left after speaking with John.  Better hurry up the limited edition is almost extinct!

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I believe there are 2 left after speaking with John.  Better hurry up the limited edition is almost extinct!
Uhh ..won't be hurrying up with the 4.A and 8.A already in the works.
I dunno..I do seem to have a thing for even numbers! Ha ha
The description of it being like the 4.A with more bass just seems so perfect. A lucky few getting those last ones!
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I forgot if I posted this already, but I posted my review a little while ago: http://www.ifans.com/blog/63959/ 

 

I really enjoyed the 4.Ais, they aren't perfect, but a very enjoyable IEM to use.  I can definitely see why people would love them.  The detailing and unoffensive signature is beautifully crafted allowing great retrieval without having to force them at the listener.  Treble relaxes down, but still has strong detailing in the upper range while a tight impactful punch rounds off the entire presentation.  Although with weakness (mainly upper-midrange vocals as well as lower-treble presence and detailing), these IEMs impressed me much. 

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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post

 

     If I had to guess, that is probably the "fly in the ointment."  There is a "history" between Audiologist and self made experts that sell hearing aids. Audiologist are required 8 years of college, hearing aid dealers, a GED and no felony record.  In fact, the requirements to be a Tattoo artist are more strict....   

 

Thus Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dealers do not "mix" well and when an oppertunity arrises that a disparaging comment can be offered about one or the other....  it usually is.

Yea. He wasn't very happy when I told him I'd rather go to a doctor instead. He just said good luck with your A.ud in a mean way. Whatever. I'm not going to that guy because he called Heir Audio consumer grade level and "not that great". That was enough for me to look elsewhere. 

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While that's certainly not warranted, you can't really expect him to know who Heir audio is...

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Well regardless it is not a good practice to speak about anything that you have no experience with.  It certainly depicts his character.

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After reading some of the last few posts I'm starting to wonder if there's such a thing as an audiologist in Canada who can make a CIEM mold without screwing it up. Right now I'm thinking of forgoing the original audiologist I was going to ( I was going to go to JayMitch's guy) and maybe take a chance on another audiologist office in my city.

 

@FullCircle

 

Doctor, I've reread the pdf instructions a few times trying to understand exactly whats needed. From what I'm gathering the mold has to completely cover the whole outer ear completely (Targus, Fosa Concha, all the way through to the Tragus) to ensure a proper mold, correct? So basically I should tell the audiologist to just paste the goop all over the outer ear, correct? Another question, exactly how wide should the mouth be when getting my molds done? I'm probably going to have to bring my own bite block so I need to know.

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After reading some of the last few posts I'm starting to wonder if there's such a thing as an audiologist in Canada who can make a CIEM mold without screwing it up. Right now I'm thinking of forgoing the original audiologist I was going to ( I was going to go to JayMitch's guy) and maybe take a chance on another audiologist office in my city.

 

@FullCircle

 

Doctor, I've reread the pdf instructions a few times trying to understand exactly whats needed. From what I'm gathering the mold has to completely cover the whole outer ear completely (Targus, Fosa Concha, all the way through to the Tragus) to ensure a proper mold, correct? So basically I should tell the audiologist to just paste the goop all over the outer ear, correct? Another question, exactly how wide should the mouth be when getting my molds done? I'm probably going to have to bring my own bite block so I need to know.

 

Re: Bite block. You should have your mouth open about an inch wide. That should allow them to keep their seal even while speaking to someone or while eating. The two-inch recommendations that I've read from some other manufacturers are generally directed at emotive singers who tend to really open wide on some of their stronger notes. I'm pretty sure that an inch or so will do you just fine.

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