Custom Ear Molds
Lightspeed Aviation, and our partner
Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, partner to offer a headset with a fit
unique to your ear canals. Sensaphonics is the only custom earphones
manufacturer founded and run by a practicing audiologist.
Sensaphonics sound-isolating custom ear
plugs are uncompromising, cutting-edge products for definitively high-end
use. Working from impressions taken by an audiologist, in-house artisans
create precision earphones that ensure perfect fit, maximum comfort and full
isolation. Ear molds are custom molded using soft gel silicone and
are the only ones on the market using this material. That means a
better seal and a more comfortable fit. Sensaphonics products are the only
ones approved and used by NASA in outer space, and are favored by musicians
for their exceptional sound quality, comfort, and isolation.
The point of all this is to provide hearing protection for pilots. By
isolating the ear from unwanted sound, custom ear molds allow our pilots to
hear only what they want or need to hear with exceptional sound quality.
This creates several major benefits, most notably the ability to listen at
reduced volume, which increases safe exposure time while improving
concentration and focus. That translates to better performance and longer
Custom Ear Mold vs. Foam Ear Plug Attenuation
This graph compares the attenuation of the Mach1 headset using
Sensaphonics custom molded ear tips and foam ear tips. As you can see, high
quality custom ear molds fitted by an audiologist attenuate more noise over
the entire noise spectrum, thus providing better hearing protection, better
intelligibility, and overall better sound quality and comfort than foam
Custom Ear Mold Procedure
To order your custom ear molds please follow these instructions:
- Place your order for Custom Ear Molds through our online store or call
us at 800.332.2421.
- Make an appointment with your local audiologist to have impressions
made.* (Audiologists charge a nominal fee for their services.)
- The audiologist will then send the impressions to a lab for the mold
- Ear molds are shipped back to the audiologist.
- Follow up with your audiologist to pick up you custom ear molds.
* NOTE: The audiologist fee for making your ear impressions is not
included in the cost of your headset.