You raise an interesting point. My response was mainly intended for Mimoulle, since he seemed adamant on only allowing his audiologist fondle his ears, which is fine in my book. I'm still pretty new to this whole CIEM thing and lack the experience of having multiple points of reference, but I realize it's a very personalized process and some folk would only feel confident in people they trust.
As for my own experience getting my 335DW, I never really enquired with the Jaben-SG people about external audiologists. Them being authorized by FitEar was enough for me. Heck, even if I was married to an audiolologist, I'd probably still have let the Jaben guys do it anyway. If I used my own people, it would just give FitEar a "but it was your side that botched it" excuse if something went wrong, which would just lead to more inconvenience for both sides, and possibly even more money spent by me. If Jaben gets it wrong, then it's between them and FitEar to resolve. That's my reasoning.
Fwiw, the chap at Jaben who did my impressions was the one that told me that I couldn't use a JHAudio or Ultimate Ears mold for FitEar. Whether that's actual fact or just orders imposed by his boss, I do not know.
Edited by kurochin - 2/27/14 at 6:18pm