Originally Posted by lee730
Both. The fit was extremely tight. Even after the refit. I followed directions on how to do the impressions with the mouth open and due to this the fit was too tight. I have a big jaw so these directions simply don't apply to me. I just used my index finger this time around to hold my jaw open instead of having it open wide. It was so tight in fact that I was getting headaches from the suction the seal would cause. Plus my ears were getting small cuts inside. So hopefully this time around this wont be the issue. If not and even if refits don't address the issue then I'm just allergic to acrylic period.
I woulden't make them yourself-just get them from an audiologist. Your jaw being open or not has nothing to do with it. Its about relaxing your jaw, as your ear canal becomes smaller when your jaw is tense. Also, you should pull the top of your ear upwards, this will open up the canal more. Basically just keep your whole head really relaxed. Don't talk, tense your jaw, smile, frown, wink, or tense your cheeks. So-relax yourself, get them from an audiologist, and also make sure to get them into your ear all the way. Hold your ear up, and relax your head, and push it as far in as you can.