Redux announced the launch of a drying technology to treat hearing instruments impacted by moisture. Available to audiology and hearing care professionals nationwide, this new solution is described by the company as “a life-enhancing device proven to restore hearing instruments to their peak operational state in about 14 minutes with the push of a button.”
Moisture is a leading cause of hearing instrument malfunction among the millions of Americans currently relying on hearing aids to fully connect with the world around them. Redux responded to this need by developing a drying process that’s said to create a vacuum to lower the evaporation point of water, removing all liquid from within both traditionally powered and rechargeable hearing aids. This patented approach is said to allow for complete moisture removal at a controlled, safe temperature, according to Redux.
Redux co-founder, Reuben Zielinski, recognized an opportunity to apply the improved drying technology within the audiology market based on his previous work with a major hearing aid manufacturer. As a result, Redux is now partnering with audiologists to implement a similar membership program that provides patients with regular access to the technology at their local hearing care provider.
“We’re excited to partner with a growing network of hearing care professionals to bring additional value to their patients and their practice,” said Zielinski. “While hearing instruments are evolving, we believe instrument care should too. Redux has developed an audiology solution based on the proven Redux platform dryer. This drying system can detect minuscule amounts of water and report the level removed to the patient and hearing professional. The level of accuracy found with Redux isn’t something you’ll find with any other dryer on the market.”
The company reports that, during a recent audiology trial, moisture was detected and removed from 76% of all hearing instruments dried by Redux. With as little as 0.5 microliters in a receiver, Redux has reportedly seen a 30-dB attenuation in hearing instruments’ speaker output. Additionally, the trial showed improved functionality in 65% of aids reported as having weakness prior to drying, according to Redux.
“The first time we tested the Redux drying solution, my patient had previously repaired his hearing aid more than four times in three years,” said Samantha Sikorski, HIS ACA, hearing instrument specialist at Sikorski Hearing Aid Center, Inc. “The issue wasn’t necessarily with the brand or model of the hearing aid, but that he was subject to frequent perspiration, and no hearing aid can function properly in that environment. Once he decided to try the Redux drying method, he was able to wear his hearing aids every day, without fail.”
Redux is showcasing the dryer at this year’s 68th Annual International Hearing Society Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn on September 19-21. The company was selected by expo organizers to present at the event’s Innovation Station. Convention attendees are encouraged to visit Redux at Booth #222 to learn more about its innovative drying technology for hearing instruments.