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most locations around the world, the Global II ships with the custom
Dry-Brik® II desiccant. The Dry-Brik contains an aggressive sorbent (mol
sieve) packaged in an attractive, molded, disposable container. Each
Dry-Brik has a shelf-life of at least one year, unopened. Once the foil
label is removed, the Dry-Brik II lasts two (2) months. Replacement
desiccants are inexpensive and are available from Dry & Store
distributors. The desiccant also absorbs odors as it dries. In some
countries the Global II ships with an oven rechargeable metal dry can.
Both types of desiccants are available as accessories, and Dry &
Store Global II operates well with either, though a can-type does not
provide the deodorizing function that the Dry-Brik provides.
Dry & Store germicidal lamp is a short wave low pressure mercury
vapor tube that produces ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths that are lethal to
micro-organisms. During its one-and-a-half minute cycle, just 90
seconds, the lamp will generate enough germicidal energy to yield a 99%
kill on common bacteria found in the external ear canal.
4 watts UV-C @ 254nm in the Global II model produces over 1,000 joules/m2 of UV energy.
For comparison purposes, a 90% kill on pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria requires only 55 j/m2
of this flora from hearing aids can significantly reduce itching and
the reintroduction of infection-causing bacteria into the ear canal. To
the user, this means less itching and irritation, and fewer recurring
infections of the external ear canal. Note: The UV-C lamp is a surface
sanitizer only, and it has little to no penetrating power. This means
that it is not damaging to plastics or earmolds. (Germicidal lamps are
not to be confused with sunlamps or black light lamps, for while those
are also ultraviolet lamps, the UV produced by a sunlamp or black light
is of longer wavelength and is not useful for germicidal applications.)
do not have to be removed from hearing aids before Dry & Store use. "Independent tests by Eveready Battery Co. on their Energizer/Amplifier®
batteries showed a 10-20% gain in battery life under high (85% RH)
humidity conditions, and no decrease in life at normal (50% RH)
conditions. This was confirmed by a user survey which showed that over
50% of users experienced longer battery life."
Safety & Regulatory
Certified to UL (Underwriters Laboratory)-What is the UL?
"At UL, safety is our mission, and product safety testing and
certification is one way we deliver that mission every day. The
thoroughness, precision and technical expertise that UL brings to our
product safety business are just a few of the reasons UL is a trusted,
valued partner in solving global compliance challenges and helping to
bring safer products to market."
year in USA and Canada