Puretone Retubing Kit for Hearing Aids

£94.99 £79.16 (ex VAT)

This Re-tubing Kit gives you everything you need to re-tube your hearing aids. All featured in an organised high quality leatherette finish case. Check below for full contents.

Included in the Puretone Re-Tubing Kit for Hearing Aids

  • A pair of pliers
  • A tubing expander
  • A surgical blade
  • Rounded end scissors
  • A small screw driver
  • Pointed tweezers
  • Tubing Extractor
  • Tubing Threader

2 in stock

Description

Tubing is the clear element that connects a behind-the-ear hearing aid to the earmould.  Hearing aid tubing comes in various thicknesses and should be soft and flexible. A soft and flexible tube allows for optimum sound quality and comfort on the ear.

When should tubing be changed?

Over a period of time, which could be between 6-18 months, the hearing aid tubing can become brittle and hard and may even crack.   When your aids are first tubed, you can squash the tube between your thumb and index finger. Once it goes hard, and you can’t squash it, then it needs replacing.

Wax and debris may collect in the tubing and earmould.  This can greatly affect the sound quality of the hearing aid and comfort of the hearing aid on the ear.  Ideally earmoulds should be re-tubed every four to six months in order for the hearing aids to continue working at their optimum performance.

How do I re-tube my earmold?

You can take your earmoulds to your audiologist or hearing care professional to have them re-tubed.  You can also ask your audiologist to show you how to re-tube your earmould yourself.

There are instructional videos on our website, but here is an explanation of what you should do.

  To re-tube your earmould, follow the instructions below.

  1. Pull the old tubing out of the earmould. Do not throw the old tubing away as you will need it as a guide for measuring the length of the new tubing later.
  2. Cut the last 2 cms from one end of the new piece of tubing (if both sides are not identical cut the shorter side without the additional bend). Make sure you cut at a slant to create a tapered edge.
  3. You should be left with a tapered end to the tubing.
  4. This tapered end needs to be pushed into the hole in the outer face of the earmould – not the end which fits inside your ear. The tube needs to come OUT of that end which sits inside your ear when you’re wearing it.
  5. Thread the tubing through the earmould.
  6. You should allow all of the tapered section to come through the other side.
  7. Using the pliers in this kit, pull the tube until the bend reaches the earmould entrance – where you fed the new tube in originally.
  8. Use your scissors to cut the tapered tubing as close as possible to the earmould. Any tube sticking out could rub your ear making it very sore.
  9. Take the old piece of tubing you saved and line it up with the newly threaded tube.
  10. Cut the end to the same length the previous one was cut to. If you cut it too short or too long, the aid will either pull off your ear (too short), or it will drop off your ear (too long).
  11. Push the end of the tubing onto the plastic nozzle (coupler) on your hearing aid. You may need to use your tubing expander to widen the tubing at this top end, to allow you to fit it properly – don’t stretch it too much otherwise you risk splitting it.
  12. Turn the tubing round on the coupler, in the correct direction to allow it to sit comfortably in your ear.

For more help please contact us and we can see if we are available to help fit your tubing for you. 01455 245749

Included in the Puretone Re-Tubing Kit for Hearing Aids

  • A pair of pliers
  • A tubing expander
  • A surgical blade
  • Rounded end scissors
  • A small screw driver
  • Pointed tweezers
  • Tubing Extractor
  • Tubing Threader

 

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