Patients who have frequent exposure to water or who have narrow ear canals may be more vulnerable to recurrent ear infections. Swim molds are worn to seal the ear canal from moisture to prevent bacterial infection of the ear (swimmers ear), a painful condition which often causes temporary hearing loss. Often patients of all ages utilize swim molds following ear tube surgery.
Swim molds are manufactured from a custom impression of your ear to create a precise physical barrier to prevent water from entering into the ear canal. The mold is created using a floatable silicone material and can be customized to a child’s favorite swirl of colors or an adult’s preference for a skin tone.
If interested in being evaluated for swim molds, schedule an appointment with one of the DMG Hearing & Audiology experts.