Ear Impressions


High quality ear impressions are perhaps the most important thing needed to make your Best Ears Custom In-Ear Monitors fit and sound their best.

If you are local to the Asheville area you can contact me and arrange free ear impressions, which I will do personally. I have been trained by a professional Audiologist to safely take deep ear impressions.

If you are not local (or willing to travel) to the Asheville area, you have other options. It is recommended to find an audiologist in your area to take the impressions for you, but this can be costly.. between $25-85 per ear. If you do visit an Audiologist, please give them this instructional sheet for them to take your impressions properly: Audiologist Info Sheet

If you’d like to try to save some money you can request an Ear Impression Kit from Best Ears for only $30 and you can do it yourself. It’s better to have a friend do it and instruct them, however you need to be VERY careful as it is possible to do permanent damage to the ear drum. An excellent instructional video is below. It’s a video demonstrating how to make custom earplugs, but is completely relevant in every way to making ear impressions for us to make your IEMs.

Remember: you do not need to do anything other than take the impressions. Please do not trim/cut anything, remove the ear dams, or alter your impression in any other way… we’ll handle everything else!