Retubing an earpiece can be challenging. By using the tools and techniques described in this section, you will be able to remove old tubing and install new tubing on your patients’ earpieces.
There are two quick and easy ways to remove old tubing from earpieces.
The second way to remove tubing from an earpiece is to use a Westone hand reamer (Westone part #30451). Cut the tubing flush with the outside surface of the earpiece, insert the hand reamer and rotate in a clockwise direction. The drilling action will remove the old tubing from inside the sound bore. After you have removed the old earpiece tubing with either method, inspect the sound bore for any remaining debris. Any debris left in the sound bore can have an effect on the high-frequency response or completely block sound transmission.
Note: Never use powered drill bits or cutting burrs when trying to remove old tubing from an earpiece. Use of powered tools can quickly alter the inside diameter of the sound bore, render the earpiece unusable and will void any Westone warranty.