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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.


So roughly the width of two fingers on top of one another stuck in my mouth should be more then enough.

post #3887 of 7980

My audiologist had tapered styrofoam blocks. Probably a little less than two fingers width. Stuck it between my back molars, so as not to feel unnatural, but like I'm opening my mouth to talk. He said I'm one of the few people whose ear canals shift when I move my jaw, so the bite block was necessary. 

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Looks rather simple. I'm wondering if I could do it myself.

post #3889 of 7980
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Looks rather simple. I'm wondering if I could do it myself.

I have seen it. There are kit sets that you can use.

post #3890 of 7980

Dr Moulton, excuse my ignorance but why is it there seems to be so many bad fits and rejected impressions with such a simple looking process.

post #3891 of 7980
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Looks rather simple. I'm wondering if I could do it myself.

Should not.

post #3892 of 7980
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Looks rather simple. I'm wondering if I could do it myself.
I am thinking the possibility of jamming the foam or cotton block improperly against your eardrum or even worse accidentally adhering the impression material to your eardrum would be rather...uh...awful.

I've seen the do it yourself kits available, but I think having a trained person do it has its merits.
post #3893 of 7980

I agree, I would not do it by myself but I have seen it.  

post #3894 of 7980

Yeah, I think it's more difficult than it looks. They just make it look effortless because they've done it so many times...

post #3895 of 7980

maybe we should start a topic for certified audiologist from around the world:)

post #3896 of 7980
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Looks rather simple. I'm wondering if I could do it myself.

As does a circumcision, but some things are best left to the pros, even if they make it look fast and easy.

post #3897 of 7980
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As does a circumcision, but some things are best left to the pros, even if they make it look fast and easy.
??? I have saved literally thousands with my home colonoscopy kit.
post #3898 of 7980
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??? I have saved literally thousands with my home colonoscopy kit.

The Japanese Seppukku was actually an early attempt at DIY appendectomy.

 

Back on track: I positively LOVE how Gossip (the band..) sounds in my 8.A!! Her voice is powerful and soaring, the cymbals are crystal clear, but never piercing, the guitars shred away and the drums have PUNCH! 

post #3899 of 7980
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Looks rather simple. I'm wondering if I could do it myself.

Probably best to have your first impressions done by a pro, then maybe wing it when you plan on your next set of customs.

$50-ish for a set of impressions is pretty cheap as such things go anyway, especially if it's something you only do once. If you're getting impressions frequently, then start worrying about how to save money on it.
Edited by ardgedee - 12/7/12 at 4:18am
post #3900 of 7980

Got the email from Sunny confirming my order :-)

 

However, he has expressed concerns that my design might be too difficult frown.gif

 

I'm hoping Wizard can work the magic I've been reading about and pull it off.

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