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[Equipment] ResMed Airsense 10 noticeable noise
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Hi all -- new to CPAP, just starting using the ResMed Airsense 10 Auto with ResMed AirSet N10 from Apria.  

I have 2 concerns:
1) I can hear the device making sounds.  Some on this board say theirs is whisper quiet, but mine definitely is not!  Especially noticeable when it is reacting to my breathing.  I tried turning off the Pressure Relief, but it's still very noticeable.  Here are two sound clips, and I don't know if my machine is defective.

Soundclip #1: https://clyp.it/jrwqlqfq
Soundclip #2: https://clyp.it/nacanr0f 

2) Probably not a problem ,but is it normal to feel air coming out in front of the nasal mask?  I take that is normal?

Thanks!
-Ethan
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#2
Welcome!  Those noises sound normal to me.  These machines are quiet, not silent.  You will quickly get used to the sound.

The air coming from the front of the mask is the exhaust.  Part of that is what you exhale.  If it stops coming out, you die.   Grin  Or at least get a collassal headache. Some masks are louder than others.
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(02-07-2017, 02:35 PM)hungrycactus Wrote: I have 2 concerns:
1) I can hear the device making sounds.  Some on this board say theirs is whisper quiet, but mine definitely is not!  Especially noticeable when it is reacting to my breathing.  I tried turning off the Pressure Relief, but it's still very noticeable.  Here are two sound clips, and I don't know if my machine is defective.

2) Probably not a problem ,but is it normal to feel air coming out in front of the nasal mask?  I take that is normal?

Mine is a lot quieter. In the beginning I had some additional noise, but it was quickly corrected by seating the humidifier tub securely. I would also check hose connections and the hose for leakage, check there is nothing interfering with the filter, and as previously stated, check the mask for added noise. Your tech at Apria should be notified -- if for no other reason than to document an issue.

Download and install SleepyHead or ResScan and look at the breathing pattern and leaks.

Best of luck with your tomorrow.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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(02-07-2017, 02:35 PM)hungrycactus Wrote: 1) I can hear the device making sounds.  Some on this board say theirs is whisper quiet, but mine definitely is not!  Especially noticeable when it is reacting to my breathing.  I tried turning off the Pressure Relief, but it's still very noticeable.  Here are two sound clips, and I don't know if my machine is defective.

Soundclip #1: https://clyp.it/jrwqlqfq
Soundclip #2: https://clyp.it/nacanr0f

It is not whisper quiet, but I have never been bothered by it.  It is very difficult to comment on your recordings because how you place the microphone and how each of us listens to them, for instance over laptop speakers versus full headphones greatly affects what we hear, which may be much different than what you hear laying next to it.

Listening to your recordings through my headphones makes it sound louder than what I am used to, but in person it might be normal.  On the second recording I hear low frequency pulsing, which you should only hear on occasion as the machine is making an adjustments or had just been turned off.  At least that's the only time I ever heard it.
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#5
Hi hungrycactus,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary but hang in there for more ideas. You might let your DME, )Durable Medical Equipment,) company know about your concern.

Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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They sound like they are on the quiet side but hard to tell listening to a sound clip. In the quiet of the night, its a different story. I have been complaining that my Elite is as loud as hell in comparison to the Autoset rentals I have used. I am on my third replacement and it's still bad. Last week I tested an Elite rental machine side by side with my Elite machine and the difference was very noticeable (both at start up pressure and set pressure). I am still waiting to here back from my supplier. To quell the disturbance abit I have resorted to placing my machine in the draw of my bedside table.
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#7
Dear friend:

I have noticed the same with mine. What I tried successfully is to place my finger 2 or 3 seconds in the air release hole that is in the tube that connects the air hose to the mask. It seems there is a kind of diafragma that loses its place, but when blocking air release with finger it resets. In the end I think it is a defective engineered product and would like to be advised of one good mask who doesn't need me to wake up and reset the mask during sleep
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#8
I have had my Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset since January 11. After listening to your sound clips, mine sounded like that on a few occasions in the first two weeks. However I no longer hear it. Not sure if it has gotten quieter or my ears have become numb to the sound. My wife, bionic ears, has not said a word so it passes that test for me.

I hope the sound subsides for you to a usable level.
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