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[CPAP] Mask Noise
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BucketHead Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: ResMed 37028
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Eson
Humidifier: unsure its integral
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #1
Mask Noise
I have a ResMed nasal mask and all is well except for the mask is noisy due to turbulent airflow through the mask (the machine is quiet) - does anyone know of any tricks to reduce the noise?

I can't situate the mask in any manner that seems to much reduce the noise in the mask. I need to keep a fan going or some other type of noise because if its quiet I can't sleep for the racket. Its been 6 months since I started CPAP and all is well except I still cannot sleep in my own bed with my wife.

Thank you
08-05-2016 09:55 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,062
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: Mask Noise
Your profile says you use the Eson. That's a F&P mask, not a Resmed mask. What mask are you using that is making the noise?

Any time a mask is noisy, the first step is to make sure it is put together correctly. Even if you have done it a hundred times, check it again.

If it is an older mask, get another one. While you wait for it to arrive, take a very soft toothbrush and clean the area where the air comes out.

If it is a new mask, send it back and request another. Could be a lemon.

You can also switch to another nasal mask.

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08-05-2016 11:18 PM
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Posts: 847
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #3
RE: Mask Noise
I have an Eson too, it is silent. If it is an Eson that you are using, it is either defective or put together wrong as Paula says.
08-06-2016 12:21 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Mask Noise
Hi BucketHead,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
which Resmed machine do you have?
Good luck finding a mask that works well for you, it can be the most challenging part of this whole thing.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-06-2016 07:56 PM
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BucketHead Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: ResMed 37028
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Eson
Humidifier: unsure its integral
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #5
Smile RE: Mask Noise
Thank you all. I never really considered that it might be assembled wrong or defective. I had assumed I would need to employ a "hack". I will take a closer look.

Thx
BH
08-06-2016 11:55 PM
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