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Re-tubing the Ear-mould

You will need to change the tubing about every 6 months when it begins to harden and discolour. Ask your audiologist to show you how.

Follow the steps below on how to change and re-tube the ear-mould:

1. Pull the old tubing out of the ear-mould. Do not throw the old tuning away as you will need it later.

2. Cut the tapered end into the last 5cm (2 inches) of pre-bent piece of tubing. Make sure you cut at a slant. 

Image shows the new piece of tubing and a pair of scissors.

3. This tapered end needs to be pushed into the ear-mould and pulled through.

4. Cut the tapered tubing as close as possible to the ear-mould.

Image shows a close up of two hands pushing the new tube through the ear-mould.

5. Take the old piece of tubing you saved and line it up with the newly threaded tube.

Image shows a pair of hands measuring the old and new tubing next to each other to compare the length.

6. Cut the end to the same length.

7. Push the end of the tubing onto the plastic nozzle on your hand.

Image shows a pair of hands holding the ear-mould with the new tubing fitted and a pair of scissors cutting the end of the tubing to size.

8. Make sure that it bends in the right direction, as shown in the picture below.

Image shows the full hearing aid with the new tubing and ear-mould attached.

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