Ear Training with Pipe Insulation and Tape
Swab ear canal with either alcohol, peroxide or vinegar and allow to dry.
Apply skin bond to outer curve of pipe insulation foam -
allow to dry to tacky about 3-5 minutes.
Apply skin bond to inner ear from obvious wrinkle above ear canal
to tip of ear, allow to become tacky.
Carefully adhere glue side of form to the ear just above the wrinkle,
pulling ear slightly as the form is applied to the top of the ear.
Don't worry about the form being the perfect size to start with.
Carefully trim off the excess foam without cutting the ear.
Should be even to the top with the ear attached to the form at the
bottom and not wrinkled.
Shows the seating of the foam inside the bell of the ear.
Second ear is repeated as first.
Be sure to pull the bell (the outer part of the bottom)
of the ear so that it lays flatly glued to the form.
Allow the pups ears to dry while you cut your tape.
Cut two pieces of tape this length (half width of duct tape or
sports tape or medical tape).
Cut two pieces of tape to this length (half width of duct tape,
or sports tape, or medical tape).
Apply therapeutic sauve to this area so the tape will not stick to the skin.
Our choice is triple antibiotic ointment.
Apply the 14-inch piece as shown.
Without stretching the tape continue to apply it as shown.
At this stage it should appear as loose as in the photo.
The last of the tape should snug it up a little.
Using your fingers, press the tape snuggly to the ear. This method
should prevent the tape from being too constricting anywhere
on the ear.
Same procedure for the second ear, remember to wind from the ear
towards the skull for each ear.
Remember to keep it loose.
Press gently to flatten tape to ear, making this become a firmer
support for the base.
Holding one shorter piece, position ear as shown.
Attach one end of shorter piece going towards the back of the ear
and attach second shorter piece to first, this time aiming
towards the front.
Shows the two pieces as you start this last technique.
As you approach the second ear, adjust to positioning to make sure the ears are where you want them.
Come around the second ear as shown.
Leave the ends unattached, we'll get back to them soon.
Apply a small piece of tape over the top of the brace.
Adjust the positioning of both ears by loosening or tightening the
tape on the second ear. Snug tape when ears are in good position.