Block Earmold Software Secret Ear Designer Secret Ear Designer is the high-performance earmold modeling software for the digital manufacture of ear pieces. More Secret Ear Builder Cyfex AG, Zurich, is manufacturer of CAD/CAM software for the hearing aid industry, labs and audiologists. Furthermore, Cyfex develops efficient and qualitatively high-grade computer graphics software in other areas. More Secret Ear Viewer Secret Ear Viewer has been conceived to support employees who are involved in quality assurance and need to examine already modeled orders closely. More Unattended Execution The "Unattended Execution" add-on for Secret Ear Designer transforms our flagship product into a dynamic machine capable of autonomously generating earmold models. More Digital Workflow First step SCANNING Each earmold design starts with a scan, be it a scan coming from an in-ear scanner or from an ear impression scanner. The scans are stored in the designated directory for convenient processing. Second step DESIGNING The modeling technician takes the scan as point of departure for the design and selects the product template of interest, e.g. a RIC earmold, a skeleton earmold, hearing protection, in-ear monitor, etc. Immediately, Secret Ear Designer calculates a result. Depending on the maturity of the template, the result will look like being more or less finished. In up to 95% of the cases as regards simple products, e.g. earplugs, only confirmation is needed to bring the design to conclusion. Third step PRODUCING FINAL PRODUCT Secret Ear Designer produces a 3D model that can go straight to the 3D printer. After the printing process, the usual postprocessing and mounting steps remain to be done.