Amplification and Assistive Devices (AAD)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Discomfort experienced by hearing aid wearers can negatively impact adoption and daily wear time. Ordering remakes and making in-office modifications can be a frustrating, iterative process. The Lantos Scanning System provides a unique method for assessing ear flexibility. By scanning the ear under different conditions, we report how and where the outer ear, including the canal, can flex. We reveal the ear to be a flexible and dynamic entity. This information can help guide earpiece modification and modeling.