Hearing Aid Metal Tube Lock
Metal Tube Lock Descriptions
This tube lock is a common hearing aid accessory with a small gold-plated ring with a flange that attaches to the lab tube. When the dispenser inserts the assembly into a soft ear mold material such as silicone, the flange is embedded in the material to create a strong seal.
The development of tube locking eliminates the need to glue tubes into soft earmolds. Independent testing has shown that the effect of tube locking on hearing aid output is minimal – typically less than 2 dB – which has little or no effect in real-world applications.