The Mysterious Cartilaginous/Bony Ear Canal Junction

Research related to the occlusion effect (OE) suggests that the OE is minimized when contact of the ear insert (closed coupled in this case) is made with the bony ear canal1,2.  Measurements of the OE for various in-canal devices are numerous and essentially support this conclusion.  But, to what extent does the cartilaginous/bony ear canal…

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Ear Device Comfort

Deep Fitting Ear Canal Device Physical Comfort   A plethora of products are worn in the ear canal – some more deeply than others.  Regardless, not all devices that fit into the ear canal are comfortable.  Physical comfort depends on at least the following factors: Ear canal sensitivity Size, as in volume, of the device…

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