Painful hardshell mold

Lau2046

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Has anyone ever used an emery board/nail file to make a hardshell ear mold more comfortable? My current model used to be a softshell but with the newer version, they switched to a hardshell. It's easier to change the wax guards but it's painful on the ear. I've already been to the audi to shave it down but it's still painful and I dearly don't want to have to keep going back and forth.
 

seb

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Needs to be remade or modified. Rule #1 of earmolds: Earmolds should never be painful. If they did a digital image have them an impression mold and see if that is more comfortable. Good luck.
 

Barbaro

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Oh, yeah. My mother used to do that to my full hardshell earmolds all the time when I was a kid. It helped a bit, but it was a very short term. I am not a fan of hardshell earmolds. They bleed like waterfall. When my mother oversanded it, it produced feedback. So, she used cushion grip all over my earmolds to prevent feedback. Yeah, cushion grip is used for denture. Hardshell earmolds are not worth it for me. I prefer soft earmolds.
 

ricas27

Active Member
soft earmolds is comfortable. when it getting kinda worn out little bit after months then I will have stop audiologist office to make me new one. It cost me for replacement.
 

Nita Thomas

Active Member
Oh, yeah. My mother used to do that to my full hardshell earmolds all the time when I was a kid. It helped a bit, but it was a very short term. I am not a fan of hardshell earmolds. They bleed like waterfall. When my mother oversanded it, it produced feedback. So, she used cushion grip all over my earmolds to prevent feedback. Yeah, cushion grip is used for denture. Hardshell earmolds are not worth it for me. I prefer soft earmolds.
and I hate the soft shell molds, must happier with the hardshell ones. So to each their own, I guess. The soft shell would fit too snuggly for my comfort. The hard shell, I had air holes in them so they were much more comfortable. Now I have ear buds in my ears and it's taking a while to get used to that feeling.
 
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