With only a few weeks left in summer vacation, children are enjoying the summer heat and spending every opportunity by the pool or at the beach. This exposure to high humidity levels, excessive water, and sweat can take a heavy toll on your child’s hearing technology. To alleviate this problem, Texas Hearing Institute is excited to share that we now have a Redux machine on-site to help combat moisture damage and prolong the life of your hearing technology!
WHAT EXACTLY IS A REDUX MACHINE?
One of the biggest issues that children with hearing aids and cochlear implants face is moisture. Around 98 percent of hearing aids and cochlear implants have moisture in them and over 50 percent of hearing aid repairs are moisture related.
DOES HAVING WATER IN YOUR HEARING AID(S) MAKE THAT BIG A DIFFERENCE IN FUNCTIONALITY?
Yes, it does! Having just 0.5uL (microliters) of moisture trapped in your hearing aid can cause a noticeable decline in functionality and a decline of 30dB. By removing only 1uL of water, hearing aids become louder and crisper in sound. If a hearing aid has more than 10uL, then it is more likely to malfunction. Redux alleviates this issue by completely removing moisture in under ten minutes with real-time data verification that shows the amount of moisture removed from the hearing aid. Over 70 percent of all aids treated by Redux immediately improved functionality and enabled patients to hear sounds better than before treatment.
WHO BENEFITS FROM GETTING THEIR HEARING AID AND COCHLEAR IMPLANT CLEANED WITH REDUX?
Anyone with a hearing aid or a cochlear implant will benefit. There is a high probability that your hearing technology has moisture trapped in it just by going about your everyday activities.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS SERVICE COST?
Absolutely nothing! Texas Hearing Institute will perform Redux treatments for our patients at no cost – it is FREE! No need to schedule an appointment; simply come in when you want to get your cochlear implant or hearing aid treated.
For additional information, please contact our Audiology Department at (713) 337-6732.