Comply™ offers a variety of products related to hearing aid maintenance and repair, including a line of temporary earmolds designed for hearing instrument demonstrations and/or as a provisional solution in those situations where a current hearing instrument wearer requires an earmold remake. There are three temporary earmold products under the Comply brand this post will address including: 1) Comply Canal Tips, 2) Comply Snap Tips, and 3) Comply Platinum Soft Eartips.
The Comply Canal Tips represent the original temporary earmold issued under the Comply brand name. These are bullet-shaped, threaded foam tips that screw on to the end of a sound tube adapter; the other end of the sound tube adapter is attached to the earhook of a BTE.
Comply Snap Tips serve the same purpose as the Comply Canal Tips with the exception that the Comply Snap Tips are disk-shaped rather than bullet-shaped. The Comply Snap Tips fit onto a special sound tube adapter that enable the clinician to snap the tips into the earpiece rather than screwing them on. To attach the Comply Snap Tip to the sound tube adapter, put the earpiece in the hole located in the center of the tip, firmly push the earpiece of the sound tube adapter straight down, and the earpiece will engage, snapping the tip in place. Finally, the Comply Platinum Soft Eartips are the same exact thing as the Comply Snap Tips. The only difference is that the Comply Platinum Soft Eartips are comprised of softer material, resulting in increased comfort and the foam material does not require rolling or squeezing of the tip, offering easier insertion. For additional information on temporary earmolds, check out the Ask the Expert Question from AudiologyOnline addressing this topic.