Otoscan - Revolutionary 3D Ear Scanning
"It works almost like a 3D printer" - this revolutionary technology is helping people to hear
Cheshire Hearing Centres are one of the first practices in the UK to have the latest technology! Otoscan® is the future of hearing care counseling and transforms the way we provide hearing care. Otoscan gives us powerful new ways to attract and engage new and returning patients as soon as they walk into our clinic. Otoscan helps our keep your patients satisfied – by delivering personalised counseling and solutions in an efficient way.
What is the Otoscan?
The revolutionary technology is a 3D scanner that eliminates the need to have moulds or impressions taken and results in a perfect fit for your hearing aid.
Using the combination of a high definition camera and two lasers to scan your ear the technology can precisely map out the exact dimensions.
Taking just five minutes per ear the scan will be made of almost one million data points so you have the fit that's right for you.
Owner and audiologist David Roche has more than 30 years experience in the industry and knows just how revolutionary this technology is.
He said: "Fitting a hearing aid, although necessary, can be quite an uncomfortable experience having to put a foam block deep into the ear and then a silicone material squirted in to create the mould.
"A lot of people can understandably find this uncomfortable but this new device completely eliminates all the stress and anxiety that comes with it.
"It works almost like a 3D printer, scanning the inside of your ear and you can see exactly what is going on on the screen in front of you so you are on the journey with us all of the way.
"The old moulding process can actually stretch the inside of your ear so this new way is far more comfortable, easier and accurate."
What can it do for me?
Not only can the 3D ear scanner make you feel more comfortable, it can also provide better results.
With a hearing aid that actually fits to the exact size and shape of your ear there's no worrying about it being tight and uncomfortable or moving out of place and causing that annoying whistle.
Cheshire Hearing prides itself on having great customer care which means that each fitting is done to your exact requirements to ensure that the levels are set just right for you and your needs.
Using a 3D scan also cuts down on time and streamlines the whole process.
By reducing handling costs which are associated with ear moulds the scans can also save you time rather than waiting for the mould to set.