Ethyl Methacrylate to Silicone Ear Impressions

Ear impression material is basically a compound (substance formed from two or more elements) with polymer, or a blend of polymers, as the fundamental component in determining the impression material properties.  Affecting the polymer makeup are the type of molecular forces that are applied.  Monomers (one part) are the building blocks that when bonded together…

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Ear Impression Materials – Ethyl Methacrylate to Silicone

The history of ear impression materials has not been systematically traced, even though what have been described as “custom” earmolds have been reported to at least 18851, implying that some kind of ear impression served as a model. The first report identifying an impression material for the ear (wax) was by Hawksley in 1890.  The Hawksley…

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