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Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
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scottlink96 Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
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Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
I have been using the Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset since October, 2014 when I was first diagnosed. I have gone through three units due to the loud sound it makes when inhaling and exhaling but haven't had any luck in getting a quieter one - it is very loud as it gets to full pressure. I am considering switching to the Dreamstation and would appreciate any feedback on the noise level of the device and if it makes a loud wooshing noise on inhale and exhale. Thanks
03-12-2016 02:36 AM
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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
My parents commented that my Dream Station was much quieter than my mom's machine..... They weren't even sure it was on when I stayed in their living room with it. I think a lot depends on your pressure, and the mask type. Also, some fabrics are louder when the mask vent hits them vs others (pillowcases.)

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03-12-2016 05:12 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
Hi scottlink96,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with finding a quieter machine and with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
03-12-2016 02:23 PM
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JudgeMental Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
A lot of the noise IS sometimes the result of the mask instead of the machine itself. People commonly refer to "machine noise" when it is the mask sounds that they may hear louder. I have recently (2 weeks) started with my new Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP and am amazed at how much less sound it develops over my previous Respironics Remstar Auto A-flex system one. I am hesitant to offer any percentages of noise level less as that is in the eyes of the beholder. Some nightly interference to some may be a welcome white noise to others. BUT the DreamStation IS quieter. I will be writing up my summation of the DreamStation in a few days.

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03-12-2016 02:40 PM
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scottlink96 Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
(03-12-2016 02:40 PM)JudgeMental Wrote:  A lot of the noise IS sometimes the result of the mask instead of the machine itself. People commonly refer to "machine noise" when it is the mask sounds that they may hear louder. I have recently (2 weeks) started with my new Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP and am amazed at how much less sound it develops over my previous Respironics Remstar Auto A-flex system one. I am hesitant to offer any percentages of noise level less as that is in the eyes of the beholder. Some nightly interference to some may be a welcome white noise to others. BUT the DreamStation IS quieter. I will be writing up my summation of the DreamStation in a few days.

Some white noise is fine and understandable but, as has been said in other posts, the Darth Vader sound coming out of the unit is distracting when it is loud and in sync with the inhale/exhale, particularly the inhale. The mask is very quiet, a nasal pillow mask. I look forward to your review.
03-12-2016 03:34 PM
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player Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
I am on my 3rd Resmed A10 due to noise. They start out quiet but after a few months they get louder. This one is loud now too...
03-12-2016 04:47 PM
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JamesW Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
I have an Airsense 10 Auto that was really noisy , and yes it sounded as though Darth Vader was sleeping with me. I persisted with sending the machine back to be repaired under warranty, and when I didn't get satisfaction I evoked the "Under Australian consumer law it is not fit for use, so lets see what the authorities who look at these things think about your service" move. The machine was sent back to Resmed here in Sydney, the technical department head called me to keep me in the loop while they looked at the problem. The end result was that my machine had a fault with two internal seals, and that fault could have extended to a number of machines. Mine is as quiet as a mouse now and is working as all the sales blurb says. Speak up loudly and persistantly about the problem, it seems to be the only way to get heard.
03-12-2016 05:00 PM
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NicholasB Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
I use the Airsense 10 Autoset with nasal pillow mask and so far it's been very quiet. I do hear my inhalation and exhalation but I'm the only one who can hear it. You can barely tell the machine is on.
03-12-2016 08:16 PM
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palerider Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
oftentimes, sound is transmitted up the tube.
03-12-2016 08:25 PM
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Jim Bronson Offline

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RE: Noise level of Respironics Dreamstation vs Resmed Airsense 10
My A10 has been dead silent since I started using it about 1.5 years ago. My pressure is set to 9, and maybe that has something to do with it. Sometimes I get a whistle from the humidifier connection but it is easily fixed by wiggling it a bit. Maybe I'm just lucky.
03-12-2016 10:38 PM
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