The technological advancement that has had the most impact on manufacturing custom-fit products for the human ear is 3D modeling and printing technologies. The ability to digitally scan an impression or scan the ear and then use that information to model an earpiece in virtual space has given us the control and precision we could only have dreamed about years ago.
Hunting season has begun, and we're sure many of you can't wait to get out opening weekend. Before you head to the woods (or the range), it's important to make sure you have all the right gear. Appropriate clothes, good boots, safety glasses, and hunter orange. One thing you might miss, though, is hearing protection. Keep reading to learn why hunting and hearing protection go hand-in-hand, and to learn more about our DefendEar™ DigitalX line, perfect for recreational shooting and hunting.
One of the first steps in creating quality custom-fit earpieces is taking an ear impression - and not just any ear impression, but a good one. So what makes a good impression? A bad one? Or a plain ol’ ugly one? Let’s dive into what makes an impression great, and what to do to avoid sending in an impression that just won’t cut it.