Audiologists and most current hearing aid wearers know that moisture is a hearing aid's worst enemy. Like many other electronic devices, excess moisture from sweat, rain and other elements can stop hearing aids from working properly over time. Typically, the higher the ambient temperature and relative humidity, the shorter the operating life of any electronic device.
With hearing aids, more than 60% of out-of-warranty repairs are said to be caused by moisture damage. Once moisture damage has occurred, the hearing aids may get weak, distorted or fail to turn on or amplify sound altogether. With the heat we endure during summers here in the Valley of the Sun, it's no surprise that hearing aid repairs due to moisture damage are common.
There have been manufacturing innovations that have helped some, like moisture repelling nano-coating around the hearing aids and sealing around the case, but moisture still eventually impacts the function of a large number of hearing aids. That is why we now use Redux commercial-grade hearing aid driers at Applied Hearing Solutions.
The Redux dryer removes air pressure from your hearing aids through a patented vacuum system, which also ensures that any remaining moisture will evaporate during the procedure. Redux is a safe, effective and proven solution to keep your hearing aids functioning better as they age.
"It would be nearly impossible for our clinic to service our patients without Redux in this hot, Arizona sun. We use this treatment to provide better care and long-term performance for our hearing aid patients" - Cliff Olson, Audiologist and co-owner of Applied Hearing Solutions in Phoenix.
Redux uses vacuum drying and humidity sensors for safe evaporation of moisture in your hearing aids. The benefits of Redux include speed, safety, moisture measurement, and maximum dryness.
In short, the Redux machine:
Based on 20,000 devices treated with drying treatments, hearing care practices using this system reported the following outcomes:
In addition, these treatments removed an average of 98% of the hearing aids moisture during the drying cycles. It's important to note that these statistics are made up of treatments on hearing aids, implant devices and other hearables like earbuds.