I've got a couple of these that I've had for years. They work well, but depending upon what you're flying, they may not give you enough hearing protection. I used mine in airline and bizjet cockpits where they really worked well.jacko123 said:Anyone know were to get the best deal on a plantronics M50 headset? (small headset with ear mold). I'm also wondering how to get my hands on a soft ear mold, instead of the hard plastic ear mold sold by Marv Gold.
You can actually do the mold yourself. I will have to dig through my old paperwork but at AA we had a guy who did our ear molds for us. The first one he did for me didn't fit all that well so the company sent me a kit to redo the mold myself. It was really easy and the ear piece turned out great!jacko123 said:The headset will be for the MD-80, so it should work well. Any idea what a hearing aid store will charge.
It's been too long ago, but I remember that it didn't seem very bad at the time. I've got two custom molded earpieces - one is a hard plastic, the other is more pliable. I'm not really sure which one I like better. I had mine molded with a little arm to clip the headset to so that I don't have to wear the headband. It's light enough to work very well that way. Get yourself a package of pipe cleaners to keep them clean.jacko123 said:The headset will be for the MD-80, so it should work well. Any idea what a hearing aid store will charge.
Like I said, I just went to the local hearing aid shop and they took a mold of my ear. Those guys are pretty good - that's what they do for a living.jacko123 said:I use to have that same set up with a hard plasic mold and it hurt my ear. Maybe the mold didn't fit as well as it should have, but I still think the soft mold would be better for me. I just havent seen anywere that sells the soft mold.