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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Swim Moulds

What are Swim Moulds?
Swim moulds are designed to stop water getting into the ear and protecting the ear canal and middle ear system.

They are made from hypoallergenic medical grade silicon and come in a variety of colours and styles.

Who Do They Benefit?

People who have undergone ear surgery or people who have:

  • Chronic swimmers ear
  • Perforated ear drums or modified middle ear systems
  • Persistent ear infections

At present we can only see patients who are 16 and over.

How are they fitted?
Patients will come to the Audiology Department either at the Thomas Linacre Centre in Wigan or Area Five in Leigh Infirmary and their ears will be examined by one of our highly trained Audiologists.

An impression is taken of the ear and is then sent off in order for the swim moulds to be made by the manufacturer. Once they have been made, patients will have an appointment at the Audiology Department to ensure that the moulds fit properly.

Cost?
Consultations are free but a charge is made for the swim moulds themselves. Please ask your Audiologist for details.

How do I make an appointment?
Contact the Audiology department directly.

Audiology Contact Details
Telephone: 01942 774667
E- mail:  Audiology@wwl.nhs.uk