Hearing Instrument Earpieces

Our “ear opener” earpieces keep collapsing ear canals open. Sometimes the tissue of an aging or surgical ear canal becomes very soft and flaccid, to the point of losing its definition and collapsing.

When this happens, the canal can become occluded, causing a conductive hearing loss. This can be corrected by opening the ear canal using a stent made from acrylic material. “Ear opener” earpieces are available in style numbers 2, 3, 3 Inverted, 4, 5, 6, 6 Thick, 8 and 8 thick.

At last count, Westone has made over 10 million earpieces. Even so, we approach each earpiece as if it is the most important one we have ever made. While hearing care is indeed a science, making a great earpiece is still an art. No one has yet come up with an acceptable substitute for the sensitivity of the human hand, the experience of the human mind, or the judgment of the human eye.

Westone makes custom earpieces for virtually every application you will encounter. If you're not certain which version might be the best choice for your patient, call us. Our technical support staff (1-800-525-5071) can help you select the style and material that is most appropriate.

Conventional Earpieces

Style No. 1
Applications:
(Snap ring) Body instruments, auditory trainers and stethoscopes (with an adapt-a-scope adapter), communications. Works with some Plantronics®, and Telex® headsets
Available materials:
Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Adapt-a-scope, male adapter, colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, venting, initials, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 2
Applications:
(Skeleton) Amplification, telecommunication, teleprompter, law enforcement, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, venting and tube options, initials, T-Mic, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 3
Applications:
(Semi-skeleton) Amplification, telecommunication, teleprompter, law enforcement, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, venting and tube options, initials,Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 3 Inverted
Applications:
(Semi-skeleton) Amplification, telecommunication, teleprompter, law enforcement, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, venting and tube options, initials, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 4
Applications:
(Canal) Amplification, communications, teleprompter, Secret Service, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, venting and tube options, initials, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 4 KC
Applications:
(Canal) For cases of pronounced mandibular action and/or severe feedback
Available materials:
Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, initials, venting (pressure only), Slick-Sil AM

Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 5
Applications:
(Canal lock) Amplification, communications, teleprompter, law enforcement, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, initials, venting, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 6
Applications:
(Shell) Amplification, communications, teleprompter, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, initials, venting and tubing options, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 6 Thick
Applications:
(Thick shell) Amplification, communications, teleprompter, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, initials, venting and tubing options, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 8
Applications:
(Half-shell) Amplification, communications, teleprompter, stenotic ear opener (order “ear opener” on the comment line of the order form, available in Acrylic only)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Acrylic with Flex Canal, Acrylic with hard or soft e-Compound canal, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, initials, venting and tubing options, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 10
Applications:
(Acoustic modifier) Normally used for mild high-frequency loss, comes standard with open bore and MVP (not guaranteed against feedback)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, tubing options and initials, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 12
Applications:
(Non-occluding) For high-frequency losses, Tinnitus Masker, open-fit hearing instruments, CROS and BiCROS fittings, open fittings, and cochlear implants (not guaranteed against feedback)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, tubing options and initials, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 13
Applications:
(Non-occluding) CROS and BiCROS fittings, Tinnitus Masker, open-fit hearing instruments, open fittings, and cochlear implants (not guaranteed against feedback)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex, OtoBlast
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, glitter, tubing options and initials, Slick-Sil AM
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Left and Right Indicators
Left and right indicators can be added to just about any Westone earpiece. A blue dot indicates the left side and a red dot indicates the right side.

Laser engraving of an “L” in blue for left and an “R” in red for right is available upon request.

Style No. 15
Applications:
(Free field) For high-frequency losses, Tinnitus Masker, open-fit hearing instruments, CROS and BiCROS fittings, open fittings, and cochlear implants (not guaranteed against feedback)
Available materials:
FIT, Acrylic, Formula II, Formula II Clear, Rx, Superflex
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar, initials
Finish:
Shiny, matte
Style No. 94
Applications:
(Canal) For use with ReSound® Flex Vent System ,Canta 7™, Metrics 770 D™, Air™ hearing instruments
Available materials:
Acrylic only
Options/accessories:
Colors, skin tones, DisappEar
Finish:
Shiny, matte

FIT™

The future of earpieces is at Westone…now! We call it FIT technology. Today at Westone, we’re making custom-fit earpieces with computercontrolled scanning hardware so precise that it scans up to 100,000 points on a single ear impression. Using state of the art three-dimensional software, the virtual earpiece is then modeled by our skilled technicians. The computer interfaces directly with sophisticated additive manufacturing equipment to build the earpiece, layer by layer.

The result is a custom-fit earpiece made with a precision and accuracy unlike any other method.