Wearing your sound processor for prolonged periods every day exposes it to perspiration and natural oils. What can you do to look after your sound processor and maximize its performance while helping lengthen its life? Use your sound processor’s drying unit. It also acts as a dehumidifier, protecting your sound processor from the damaging effects of moisture. Daily cleaning and dehumidifying can help to lengthen your processor’s life span and decrease the need for repairs. Make sure you use your drying unit daily to dehumidify your sound processor – don’t just leave it in its packaging!

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How to get started

  • There are different types of dehumidifiers but, in general, they are either electronic or non-electronic. Depending on your CochlearSound Processor model, your processor may be compatible with one or the other – or both.
  • Don’t use just any dehumidifier or you risk damaging your sound processor. Cochlear makes sure to note sound processor compatibility so that you can find the most suitable option to keep your sound processor dry, safe and in good condition.
  • Always turn your processor OFF before placing it inside any dehumidifier overnight.

Here’s a guide to available dehumidifiers you can use with your Cochlear products:

Electronic: Breeze By Dry & Store

Electronic: Breeze By Dry & Store. Cochlear implant maintenance

Compatible with: Nucleus® and Baha® sound processors (except the Nucleus Kanso® 2 Sound Processor).

How to use it

  • The Breeze by Dry & Store is a drying unit that gently circulates warm, dry air around your Nucleus or Baha sound processor.
  • Use the Breeze kit with a disposable Dry-Brik desiccant. The desiccant lowers the humidity and captures the moisture released during the drying cycle.
  • Breeze’s larger size makes it ideal for bilateral recipients; you can place two sound processors in the unit.
  • If you are using disposable batteries, store the processor fully assembled. For optimal drying effect, store your sound processor fully assembled for eight hours.
  • If you are using a rechargeable battery, remove the battery module and recharge if necessary. Leave the coil attached to the processing unit and store in the Breeze kit.
  • Remember to replace the moisture absorbing Dry-Brik in your Breeze kit every two months. Write the date you started using it on the indicator on the top side of the brick to keep track.

Non-electronic: Mini Super Dri-AidTM

Non-electronic: Mini Super Dri-Aid. Cochlear implant maintenance

Compatible with: Baha 5 Power, Baha 5, and Baha 4 Sound Processors

How to use it:

  • Simply store your processor in the Mini Super Dri-Aid overnight to help remove moisture.
  • The Mini Super Dri-Aid has white and blue (indicator) pellets inside. When all pellets have turned white it’s time to reactivate them.
  • Reactivation is easy – just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds in a microwave-safe dish until the blue indicator pellets turn blue again. To reactivate in a convection oven, see the instructions on the jar.

Super Dri-Aid™

Super Dri-Aid. Cochlear implant maintenance

Compatible with: Baha 5, Baha 5 Power, and Baha 6 Max, and Osia® 2 Sound Processors.

How to use it:

  • Simply store your processor in the Super Dri-Aid overnight to help remove moisture.
  • The Super Dri-Aid has white and blue (indicator) pellets inside. When all pellets have turned white it’s time to reactivate them.
  • Reactivation is easy – just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds in a microwave-safe dish until the blue indicator pellets turn blue again. To reactivate in a convection oven, see the instructions on the jar.

Cochlear™ Home Charger

Cochlear Home Charger. Cochlear implant maintenance.

Compatible with: Kanso 2 Sound Processor

How to use it:

  • The Cochlear Home Charger is an all-in-one device that will store, dry and charge your Kanso 2 Sound Processor at the same time so there’s no need for separate drying equipment.
  • Store the fully assembled processor overnight for optimal drying effect. To fully charge a depleted sound processor takes approximately 4½ hours.

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Anna Martinez
Anna Martinez is the Services and Marketing Specialist and has worked for Cochlear since 2016. She is responsible for facilitating recipient services content development and approval. Anna is a Colorado native and enjoys being outside in the beautiful weather with her son.