Amplification and Assistive Devices (AAD)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This presentation reports the outcomes of a double-blinded study of performance and comfort of custom earmolds on Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC) hearing aids made from Lantos 3D Ear Scans and earmold impressions. Patients strongly preferred Lantos ear scans to earmold impressions, and the maximum stable gain and remake rates were comparable in scan-derived and impression-derived devices. The Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System is a viable alternative to earmold impressions, without compromising the device performance and with significant improvement in the patient's experience.