HOW-TO: Retube an Earmold

Supplies needed:

  Reamer Tool

Cement (Acrylic for hard molds, Silicone for soft molds)

Preformed Tubing

Tube Puller

Scissors

Alcohol pad or disinfectant wipe

A tube expander may be needed to stretch the tube

when reattaching it to the hearing aid.

Step-by-Step Directions
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1. Run the earmold under hot water.

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2. Remove old tubing with a smooth gentle motion. Do not tug; excessive force could rip the tube.

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3. Remove any tubing bits from inside the hole, using a tubing reamer.

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Apply cement inside the hole of the earmold.

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Thread tube puller through the hole. Place the tip of the quilled end of the tube through the loop.

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Pull firmly and steadily until the tubing is through the earmold. Position for comfort.

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Carefully cut the tube as close to the earmold as possible.

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Wipe earmold with a disinfectant cloth and reattach to hearing aid.