An Evolutionary Leap in Ear Impressions

Posted by Marina Stolyar, Au.D. on 4/14/20 9:00 AM


Traditional EMI is like snorkeling with a foggy mask

Let’s set the stage. You have always wanted to go snorkeling and today is finally your day. You’re on vacation in the Galápagos Islands. Life. Is. Good.

Your guide takes you out into the beautiful reef and gives you your flippers and mask. As you place your head underwater your goggles start to fog up and you can’t see a thing. You aim your camera at what you think is a school of fish, but when you come up for air and look at your photos, all you have is a blurry image of a rock. This is what it’s like doing earmold impressions the old fashioned way, with silicone-based impression material: you can’t see past the otoblock to ensure it’s placed just how you want it. As you inject your material, you hope you have fish (past the second bend) and not rock (only past the first bend).

Now imagine the same situation from above. You're ready to go snorkeling, but this time, as you place your head below water, you see it! A school of fish! It’s crystal clear and you're even able to get a perfect shot on your underwater camera. That’s the difference with the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System. No longer are you going in blind with your otoblock and hoping you capture the perfect “picture” of the ear canal. With the Lantos System, you are able to visualize the ear canal all the way down to the eardrum. As you navigate your way down to within millimeters of the tympanic membrane, you are in full control. Not only does this create a safe and comfortable environment for patients, it ensures an appropriately deep impression every time.

3D ear scanning is the future. Don't let natural selection weed you out.


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