I'm new to this forum but I've been following this thread for a few months.
Now I've finally decided to get my first pair of CIEMs and Cosmic Ears appears to be the only company that sells them at an affordable price.
I havent got any response from CE so far but I thought it would be a good idea to get my ear-impressions in advance to speed up the whole process since I'm kind of impatient ;)
So today I had a talk with an audiologist (highly known company in Austria called Neuroth), and he told me that the impressions would shrink after one week to a point where one
cannot produce perfectly fitting ciems anymore. ( He uses a two component silicone material)
This surprised me a lot since I've read posts where people stated highly different time frames for impressions, ranging form 1 month to two years: http://www.head-fi.org/t/171310/will-my-custom-iem-mold-impressions-shrink-over-time
Does anyone of you guys have experiences with how long ear impressions are feasible to work with? If its really only one week this would make things a lot more complicated (and expensive: express mail service) than I thought.
It's been a national holiday over there just recently, so it may be worth firing another email again today. I had one unsolicited one from them this morning at 9:30.
Should be getting my ma1's back this week now as they just needed thickening up. At last they should fit (even they have needed two trips, though as one was a driver failure I'm not counting that one!). My tf10's are a slightly longer job but should be out by next week roughly but to save me from waiting Phil's going to be sending my ma's tomorrow.
Was just curious if anyone's actually using the prefit service?