Leak test Otoplastics

Leak tests otoplastics: Cost-free checks by Ronell

It is vital to Check your hearing protection annually. Sometimes your ear canal can get bigger, so the otoplasty no longer seals completely. This can cause sound to leak through, meaning you are unprotected if the otoplasty is not checked on time. That is why we offer free inspections to.

On this page, we elaborate on the importance of otoplastics for long-lasting, but most importantly, safe use.

How long do otoplastics last?

Over time, on average between 5 and 7 years, the fit of hearing protection can often no longer fit adequately, even if the material is still in good condition. This is because the human body is subject to changes, including the size and shape of the ear canal.

The importance of proper fit of hearing protection cannot be overemphasised. If hearing protection does not fit properly, there is a risk of sound leaking through and the hearing is exposed to harmful noise levels. This can lead to hearing damage, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and other auditory problems.

Getting Otoplastics checked by leak testing

It is essential to use hearing protection to be checked regularly, preferably through leak tests. These tests measure the attenuation of the hearing protection and determine whether it still blocks out enough noise. If the attenuation is below the recommended limit, it is urgent to replace the hearing protection.

Lifetime otoplastics

Failure to have hearing protection checked regularly brings various risks with it. First, you run the risk that the hearing protection will no longer be effective in blocking harmful noise, leaving your hearing unprotected. Secondly, even if the hearing protection still provides some attenuation, a poor fit can mean that sound leaks through, significantly reducing the level of protection.

Therefore, it is advisable to have hearing protection checked regularly. Leak tests can determine whether the hearing protection still provides the right protection. It is better to preventive act and buy new otoplastics in time to ensure the safety of your hearing.


Enjoy your otoplastics for longer? Keep them clean

To ensure your otoplastics last for years and keep your ears optimally protected, proper maintenance is also essential.

Follow the following steps to ensure your otoplastics remain in excellent condition:

  • A periodic inspection of your otoplastics on dirt is an important first step. This will ensure that your hearing protection continues to function adequately. Take a moment to carefully check your otoplastics for any dirt. As soon as you take off your otoplastics at the end of your working day, it is important to thoroughly clean them immediately using a clean, dry cloth. This will remove dirt and contaminants that may have accumulated during use;
  • Then use a cerumen pen to clean the narrow filter channel. This effectively removes earwax and other obstructions that can impede the functioning of your otoplastics.
  • To complete the cleaning process, you can spray the otoplastics with a cleaning spray or wipe off with the tissues. This ensures that all remaining dirt and dust particles are removed, leaving your otoplastics fresh and clean for the next time you use them;
  • In addition to the regular cleaning routine, it is also important to keep your otoplastics at least clean more thoroughly once every fortnight. We offer cleaning tablets especially for this purpose, which ensure that even the smallest dust and dirt in the hard-to-reach corners is removed;
  • To clean the otoplastics with the cleaning tablets, fill a container with lukewarm water and add one cleaningstablet. Place the otoplastics in the strainer provided and immerse them in the container with water and cleaning tablet. Leave the filters in the otoplastics during the cleaning process;
  • After several hours of effervescent cleansing your otoplastics will be as good as new again. Remove the otoplastics from the tray and rinse them thoroughly with clean water. Then let them dry thoroughly before using them again;
  • When using your otoplastics, always make sure they are dry be. Use the bladder pump to blow the filter and the duct thoroughly dry. While doing so, make sure the filter remains firmly in place.


otoplastics maintenance


For a expert advice About the maintenance of your otoplastics and any questions about them, you can always contact Ronell. We are ready to help you and provide you with all the necessary information to ensure your otoplastics remain in optimal condition and effectively protect your hearing.

Frequently asked questions leak testing otoplastics

What is a leak test for otoplastics?

A leak test is a procedure to check whether otoplastics (custom-made hearing protection) still provide a correct and safe seal in the ear canal to ensure effective protection against noise.

Why are leak tests for otoplastics important?

Leak tests are crucial for checking annually that your hearing protection still seals completely. Changes in the ear canal can cause otoplastics to no longer fit properly, allowing sound to leak through and leave hearing unprotected.

How often should a leak test for otoplastics be performed?

An annual leak test is recommended to ensure the effectiveness of the hearing protection, as changes in the ear canal can affect the fit.

Can I perform a leakage test for otoplastics myself?

Leak testing is preferably carried out by professionals specialising in hearing protection, such as at Ronell, to ensure accurate measurements and assessments of attenuation values.

What happens if my otoplastics fail during the leak test?

If it is found that otoplastics no longer provide proper attenuation during a leakage test, it is recommended to replace them to adequately protect hearing from harmful noise levels.

Therefore Ronell: always close by

Fortunately, our expert hearing consultants are always nearby. Making an appointment is easy. During a check-up, also known as a leak test, we check how well the otoplasty works. We measure how much attenuation the hearing protection provides. If the attenuation is below the minimum required value, it is necessary to replace the otoplasty. If this happens within two years of purchase, you will receive a new set of otoplastics free of charge.