Detecting nasal pillow air leaks

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Detecting nasal pillow air leaks

Postby bob mishacoff » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:23 pm

I was wondering if the noise that accompanies a leak is the only indication of a leak? If you do not hear a leak is that assurance that a significant leak does not exist. Also is the that terrible noise that occurs when you open your mouth with the nasal pillow running indicative of a sufficiently good seal?
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Postby skitter » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:21 pm

With my nasal pillows (the Aeiomed aura/headrest/twilite thingy), there isn't even any noise with a leak, but if I hold my hand up to my nose area and I can feel air blowing, that indicates a leak to me (my mask blows the exhaust out up by my eyebrows, so there shouldn't be any air coming out by my nose).

I think the mouth thing (which your description cracks me up, btw) only indicates that there is air coming through, not necessarily that there isn't a leak.
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