Hearing aid suction devices are vacuum pumps specifically designed to clean cerumen and debris from hearing instrument receiver and microphone ports. Most are designed for use by the dispensing audiologist in the clinical environment although some models have been specifically designed for the hearing instrument wearer to use the device to clean hearing instruments at home. One popular manufacturer of hearing aid suction devices is JodiVac, LLC who offers several different models including the Jodi-XL, Jodi-Pro, Jodi-Pro Plus, and Jodi Jr. So, how do Jodi vs Jodi vs Jodi differ?
The Jodi-XL (shown right), Jodi-Pro, and Jodi-Pro Plus models are intended for use by the audiologist while the Jodi Jr. is specifically designed for use at home by the hearing instrument wearer. The main difference between the Jodi-XL and both Jodi-Pro models is that the Jodi-XL comes equipped with a powerful vacuum desiccator which serves as an effective drying chamber for removing moisture from hearing instruments. In addition, the Jodi-XL is equipped with two pumps, one for suction (to vacuum debris out of hearing instrument ports) and another for pressure (blow debris out of hearing instruments) although a less expensive version (JodiXL-NP) is available without the air pressure feature.
The Jodi-Pro Model (shown left) is a portable hearing aid vacuum cleaner intended for use by the audiologist; unlike the Jodi-XL, it does not come equipped with a drying chamber and provides the suction feature only. The Jodi-Pro Plus version is a Jodi-Pro model with the added feature of a filtration system that makes it compatible for suctioning liquids. Recently, the manufacturer did introduce the Jodi Pressure/Vac which is essentially the Jodi-Pro equipped with the suction and air pressure features. For more information on JodiVac products, contact Oaktree Products and ask for customer service or send us an email at email@example.com!