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July 10, 2023 2 min read


Proper care is crucial for maximizing the lifespan and performance of your Sontro® OTC Hearing Aids. These devices are an investment, and by following best practices, you can ensure they continue to provide optimal sound quality. In this article, we will introduce you to essential tips for making your OTC hearing aids last longer, allowing you to enjoy the best possible hearing experience.

Protect Against Heat, Cold, and Moisture:

Extreme temperatures and moisture can damage your hearing aids. It's important to keep them in a dry environment and moderate temperature. Avoid leaving your hearing aids in cars overnight, as they can be exposed to excessive heat or cold. Additionally, keep your hearing aids away from showers, baths, lakes, and swimming pools. Using a hearing aid dryer can help maintain a dry environment for your devices.

Change Hearing Aid Batteries Regularly:

To ensure optimal performance, it's crucial to change your hearing aid batteries frequently. Low batteries can compromise your hearing experience. Consider changing them every 2-3 days, depending on your usage. When not in use, open the battery doors to turn off the hearing aids, prolonging the battery life. Always keep batteries away from pets and children, as they can be hazardous if swallowed. It's also recommended to clean the battery contacts within the device to prevent connection errors and potential damage.

Clean Your Hearing Aids Thoroughly:

Regular cleaning is essential for maintaining the functionality of your hearing aids. The area behind the ear can accumulate sweat, salt, and wax, so it's crucial to clean them often. Here's a simple cleaning routine:

  • Gently wipe down your hearing aids with a clean, dry cloth or audio wipes.
  • Clean the hearing aid domes using a cleaning brush with a wax loop and audio wipes. Brush the domes facing down, with the brush facing up under the dome, to remove wax. Use the wax loop to loosen wax in the center of the dome.
  • Replace wax guards regularly, following the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Establish Good Habits:

In addition to proper care techniques, adopting a few routines can help prolong the lifespan of your OTC hearing aids:

  • Wash your hands before cleaning and handling your hearing aids.
  • Remove your hearing aids before showering or washing your hair.
  • Apply gel or hairspray carefully after inserting your hearing aids.
  • Routinely change batteries and clean your devices daily.
  • Check and replace wax guards as needed.
  • Store your hearing aids in a secure location when not in use.

By following these practices, you can extend the lifespan of your Sontro OTC Hearing Aids, which come with a 1-year warranty. If you have any concerns or questions about caring for your hearing aids, our customer support team is available to assist you. Remember, proper care and maintenance are vital for optimal performance and longevity of your OTC hearing aids. Take the time to establish good habits and incorporate these tips into your daily routine. For more information and assistance, visit our website or reach out to our customer support team.