Hello, I have been using my new custom in ear monitors for a week now. And I have been having issues with either wearing the CIEMs properly or the fit of the CIEMs itself. Could anyone clarify this problem by answering some of the questions below?
When wearing the CIEMs do I have to push the CIEMs in as tightly as possible to ensure that no there is no air in the space? So far, I could push my right ear piece in and I would get the air being compressed in, but I couldn't do the same with my left ear piece. And does having a tighter seal mean better sound? (I felt it was a little bit better when I had it completely pushed in, but would love some input) I have to say though by pushing my right ear piece in as hard as I could, I started to feel a sense of headache, maybe due to compression? Lastly when I have the right earpiece completely pushed inwards I somehow find the need to push the left earpiece in as hard as I can too, is this a problem?
The past week has been more about fiddling with the seal rather than actually enjoying the music. Please help me out :( .
Note: The CIEM is acrylic. The audiologist also used a stack of cloth instead of a biting block, if I only knew better at the time. Absolutely livid after I found out. My friend also told me when wearing the CIEM I should just normally twist and it does not require any "pushing" at all, may I be doing something wrong? A refit is still possible.
Thank you for any input.