Impression Taking and Contraindications

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England outlines the recommended BSA procedure for taking impressions of the ear for the manufacture of hearing aids, earmoulds and ear plugs. By the end of this micro skills course from NHS Health Education England, you will have established the appropriate technique for safe and effective impression taking.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. List the properties impression material should possess
  2. Describe the recommended procedure for taking ear impressions
  3. Identify the different techniques for impression taking
  4. List the contraindications for impression taking

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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