Has Anyone Here Had 3D Scanned Ear Impressions? If So, Would You Please Share Your Experience?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jack Barnes, Sep 28, 2018.

    1. Jack Barnes

      Jack Barnes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Custom plugs would be an absolute life-saver but I'm too scared to get impressions via mold injection. I'd be so happy if anyone who's had the scanning done could answer a couple questions and/or share their experience.

      1. How loud was the procedure?

      2. Were there any issues in terms of availability or cost?

      Thanks!
       
    2. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      It's completely silent. I've had it done twice. They stick some cotton in your ear and squeeze some goop into your ear. It sits there for like 10 minutes and you're finished. Cost was 320 Cad and took about a week to get em
       
    3. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I had some made last week in a Boots store (UK).

      They fill your ear with this gooey plasticine type stuff and then leave it in for a few minutes until it hardens. Once done, they pull it out, not loud at all.
       
    4. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      That sounds like fun lol
       
    5. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Ya it feels neat!
       
    6. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      why would someone waste there money on that instead of saving up for a treatment to reverse hearing damage?
       
    7. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
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      it's not that expensive like I imagined but uhhhh.... I just use normal foam ear plugs in very loud enviorments and if I ever myself in louder I can always couple that with good head phones.
       
    8. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Ya but these don't take 60 second to insert properly
       
    9. AUTHOR
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      Jack Barnes

      Jack Barnes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Thanks so much for the responses guys. I'm mostly seeking people who've done the 3D scan impressions as opposed to the mold injected but I still appreciate it. If you know anyone who has done the ear scan please direct them here as there is very little info in the way of firsthand experiences.
       
    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jack Barnes

      Jack Barnes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      @Contrast The difference between custom plugs & regular foam ones is they are more comfortable and can be removed/inserted with ease. Also foam plugs have to be inserted pretty deep to be 100% effective and that's kinda sketchy cause if you misjudge the distance you can touch your eardrum.
       
    11. Manny
      Dead

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      Well, w
      Wearing plugs will help guard against further damage tho
       
    12. orbiter12

      orbiter12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/03/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud club
      I've had the 3D scanning at ACS, first time they didn't fit properly so I sent them back and got my ear rescanned and they still weren't a tight fit. The guy at ACS said "we usually do an impression and scanning together because the scanning alone isn't that accurate"

      Stick to the impressions otherwise you risk not getting a proper fit and full protection.
       
    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jack Barnes

      Jack Barnes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      @orbiter12 Ah. That's a bit of a letdown :( . Guess I'll have to muster up some courage and go get the mold ones done. Thanks buddy.
       

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