Suction Pump that really sucks….in a good way

Considering a suction pump for your practice? Check out the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator. There are a couple of things that makes this product a favorite. First, it is a relatively inexpensive suction pump designed not only for removing cerumen and debris from hearing instruments, but may be used to remove cerumen from the ear canal during cerumen management procedures. Whereas some comparable suction pumps will run anywhere from $450-$900, the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator is about $300. Second, this suction pump is lightweight, making it very portable. Third, the Pro-Power’s motor creates up to a 22″Hg vacuum, making it comparable in terms of vacuum performance when compared to more expensive models designed for ENT applications.  Finally, the design of this suction pump does not require a lot of space and it runs quietly.

Regardless of which suction pump you invest in, many aspirators are not packaged with the necessary suction tubes required for cerumen removal procedures. While the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator is packaged with various suction needles, cones, and cleaning tools, a suction tube is not included and will need to be purchased separately. For adults, a size 8 French suction tube seems to work the best.

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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6 Responses to Suction Pump that really sucks….in a good way

  1. Christin says:

    Does this machine have an air pressure option to blow out the wax in the needles?

    • AU Bankaitis says:

      The Pro-Power does NOT have a reverse air-flow option…it only has suction. If you are looking specifically for something that provides suction and blow out for cleaning hearing aids, check out the VAC-3. There is an aspirator option if you want to perform cerumen management…let me know if you have other questions.

  2. Mark says:

    How does this device compare to the Bionix suction pump which is in the same price range (i.e., under $300)?

    • aubankaitis says:

      Mark:
      i have not had experience using the Bionix Suction pump so I honestly cannot provide a comparison. I do personally like Pro-Power Vacuum mainly from the perspective that it is way lighter than the Gomco or the Gast, has the same pull power, AND is significantly less expensive. Customers who I have recommended this product to have told me the same.

      I have tried the Bionix suction tube and honestly, I don’t care for it. Some customers like it although my perception is that more who have tried it said they didn’t like it either….so, if that is the only tube that will attach to the Bionix Suction pump, without trying it I would tell you I would recommend the Pro Power hands down. I hope this helps

  3. Your training was wonderful….you haven’t led me astray, as yet…so I’ll be sure to order the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator…now that I’m in the market for one. Thanks for the advice.

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