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Ear molds/ impressions

Hello,

I am new to the forums (and pretty new to Switzerland - 1.5 months).

I am not sure if this post belongs in "Family matters/health" or not, but as it has to do with looking for a medical professional, I thought I would post it here.

I am looking for an audiologist or similar professional (i.e someone who works with hearing aids) who is able to create ear molds (ear impressions).

I will be using the ear molds to get some custom in-ear headphones created. Just for fun i've attached a PDF with the directions to give an idea of what I am after.

I'd of course prefer to spend less rather than more, but if someone has any experience or any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Jonathan
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Re: Ear molds/ impressions

I cannot figure out any way to edit my previous post so I am assuming that we are not allowed to edit posts.

I thought that it might be helpful if I mentioned where I live! I live in Zurich.

Jonathan
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Re: Ear molds/ impressions

I looked at getting a set of in ear monitors made up in CH.. until i saw the costs, even for just making an impression was taking the pissssss . prices in basel ranged from 1500-300chf for impressions alone!

i waited until i was in the Uk and had impressions made for £20 and the monitors were £130 from ulimate
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Re: Ear molds/ impressions

150-300 CHF? That is pretty outrageous! I'm from the USA and it sounds like it isn't uncommon to get impressions for approximately $40-60.

I'm hoping that I can find an office that will do impressions for less than 100 CHF (50 CHF would be ideal - but this is Zurich), but after seeing your price range for Basel, I'm not too optimistic.

Thanks for the info!

Jonathan

P.S. how do you like the Ultimate Ears (the customs in particular)?
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Re: Ear molds/ impressions

yep i was pretty shocked also at the cost...

there are 2 ultimae companies.. i went to this one

http://www.ultimateear.com/Sales/SoundEar.htm i used them as they offered a motorbike forum discount and had good reviews
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