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    Default Venting hole , yes/ no?

    how many of you guys have custom molds with venting holes?

    I just had some made with venting holes and kinda regret it, put some curled up toilet paper in the vent to "seal" it up and the sound is alot richer. My hole is 0.8mm in diameter however I have a feeling that the whole sound is kinda muffled.

    Anybody with similiar hearing loss in the low frequencies who actually thinks that venting is benefical to him/her?

    I think I'll go to my guy and will have the venting sealed up properly on both ears, there's a little pressure there if it's completely sealed but it kinda sounds like shit otherwise. raising the low frequencies didn't do it, there's just not enough juice coming through the ear with the vent. it's like the receiver can't create any bass and in a crowded area the highs simply mask out everything else. Like the receiver can't build up enough pressure for the lows to reach my ear with that vent.
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    Your vent is 8mm or your ear canal diameter is 8mm? With your low frequency loss, I wouldn't think you'd want much, if any venting. If you can tolerate them without any venting, they'll correct your loss better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gery_R View Post
    how many of you guys have custom molds with venting holes?

    I just had some made with venting holes and kinda regret it, put some curled up toilet paper in the vent to "seal" it up and the sound is alot richer. My hole is 8mm in diameter however I have a feeling that the whole sound is kinda muffled.

    Anybody with similiar hearing loss in the low frequencies who actually thinks that venting is benefical to him/her?

    I think I'll go to my guy and will have the venting sealed up properly on both ears, there's a little pressure there if it's completely sealed but it kinda sounds like shit otherwise. raising the low frequencies didn't do it, there's just not enough juice coming through the ear with the vent. it's like the receiver can't create any bass and in a crowded area the highs simply mask out everything else. Like the receiver can't build up enough pressure for the lows to reach my ear with that vent.
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    if my ear canal was 0.8mm in diameter I would have serious problems :P yeah it's the vent.

    I thought so too, after testing them now for 6 weeks with the mold, vent gotta go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gery_R View Post
    if my ear canal was 8mm in diameter I would have serious problems :P yeah it's the vent.

    I thought so too, after testing them now for 6 weeks with the mold, vent gotta go.
    You got a serious problem if your vent is 8mm 😀

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    ^yeah it was a typo, it's 0.8mm, not sure if you weren't talking about my manlihood there :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gery_R View Post
    how many of you guys have custom molds with venting holes?

    I just had some made with venting holes and kinda regret it, put some curled up toilet paper in the vent to "seal" it up and the sound is alot richer. My hole is 0.8mm in diameter however I have a feeling that the whole sound is kinda muffled.

    Anybody with similiar hearing loss in the low frequencies who actually thinks that venting is benefical to him/her?

    I think I'll go to my guy and will have the venting sealed up properly on both ears, there's a little pressure there if it's completely sealed but it kinda sounds like shit otherwise. raising the low frequencies didn't do it, there's just not enough juice coming through the ear with the vent. it's like the receiver can't create any bass and in a crowded area the highs simply mask out everything else. Like the receiver can't build up enough pressure for the lows to reach my ear with that vent.
    With your hearing loss I would think you would need little or no venting. Talk to your audi and have them get you molds with adjustable vents, that way you can experiment and find exactly what size vent gives you the best hearing.
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    yeah I was thinking the same, with that 0.8mm vent, it's still kinda big. The oticon Filter that covers my receiver is roughly 1.2 to 1.5mm in diameter, compared to that the venting hole does seem to have an impact. just called my guy and she can seal it up with acryl in no time, so I'll do that.
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    No vents here. On the occasions an audiologist didn't make the mold correctly and added a vent, I simply sealed them with with a dab of silicone caulk off the end of a toothpick. Of course, most modern digital aids will require re-calibration after this for best results...
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    I have the RIC KS7's and really dislike the double or power domes. Much lesser problem with the tulips or standard ones. And none of that with the opens. What I get is too much pressure build up or pressure changes that screw around with my ears and I find it all very uncomfortable. Sure I have to use my still existing but not ideal natural hearing to hear lows but the pressure and the changes in pressure drive me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z10user2 View Post
    I have the RIC KS7's and really dislike the double or power domes. Much lesser problem with the tulips or standard ones. And none of that with the opens. What I get is too much pressure build up or pressure changes that screw around with my ears and I find it all very uncomfortable. Sure I have to use my still existing but not ideal natural hearing to hear lows but the pressure and the changes in pressure drive me nuts.
    not sure how severe your hearing loss is, but if people constantly react to something around you, or talk with each other and you only get bits and pieces, you might think that is more annoying. especially in noise the higs kinda blend together and with subpar lows you cannot distinguish anymore, that's the most annoying thing.
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