Acrylic is Westone’s standard, durable earpiece material. It is an ideal material for most hearing healthcare needs as well as many occupation/communication applications. Westone offers a wide variety of colors ranging from traditional clear and natural skin tones to some of the most vivid colors imaginable, including our unique Swyrl color combinations.
e-Compound canal additive is designed to reduce feedback by diffusing reflected sound between the tip of the earpiece and the eardrum. e-Compound is available for all standard acrylic earpieces and can also be ordered in combination with the flex canal option.
Flex Canal is a body temperature-reactive, semisoft canal additive available on all standard Westone acrylic earpieces. The unique properties of this material allow the canal portion of the earpiece to remain firm at room temperature for ease of insertion and then soften at body temperature for increased comfort and seal. The flex canal option is also available in combination with the e-Compound canal option.
Westone's acrylic earpieces are available in a shiny or matte finish. Shiny - The high gloss shiny finish looks great on more vivid colors such as our custom colors, neon colors, acrylic glitter and Swyrl earpieces. Not available in FIT. Matte - The smooth matte finish helps hide the earpiece in the ear when using clear or one of Westone’s many skin tone or DisappEar color choices.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to inherent differences between actual materials and computer monitor displays, it is likely that some colors may vary slightly from products shown here. The colors shown are representative of the final product and these examples are provided as a general guide.
OtoBlast is Westone’s premium silicone earpiece material. It is soft, durable and available in a myriad of bright vivid colors or simply crystal clear. OtoBlast options also include beautiful skin tones, our popular DisappEar colors, Glitter, Cat Eyes and of course Swyrl.
W-1 is our softest silicone material. It is available in clear, five skin tones, DisappEar (“A” and “B” tints only), four neon colors as well as glitter.
Slick-Sil® AM (Anti-Microbial)or silicone earpieces that is proven to be 99.9% effective* against bacteria, germs and other pathogens. As a result, Slick-Sil AM can be part of an aggressive infection control protocol. Slick-Sil AM produces a beautiful velvet finish that not only looks great but also helps with the insertion of silicone earpieces by providing a low friction surface finish. *Independent testing performed October 23, 2009 in compliance with JIS Z 2801 standards.
Silicone Earpiece Finishes
Westone’s silicone earpieces are available in a shiny or matte finish. Shiny - Shiny is a high gloss glaze that looks great, especially with vivid colors such as our AquaNot/Swyrl, neon colors, glitter or Cat Eyes earpiece option. Matte - Smooth matte finish helps hide the earpiece in the ear when using clear or one of Westone’s many skin tone color choices.
Vinyl Earpiece Finishes
Westone’s vinyl earpieces are available in Matte finish.
Formula II is a soft vinyl material. It comes standard in light tan but is also available in light, medium and dark brown.
Formula II Clear is the same material as our Formula II but with no color additive. F2C is also available in a choice of nine translucent color tints.
Polyethylene is a semi-hard, waxy material that is used only in cases of extreme allergies. It is difficult to modify and tubing is secured using a CFA tube and seating ring. Polyethylene is available in opaque white and opaque light pink.
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