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    Default How often do I need to replace my domes?

    Have open domes. Been using 6 months from when I wake up till I sleep. A friend had to go to urgent care and have one of his removed from his ear as it was too old and had fallen off! Mine still feel ok. How often do they need to be replaced Don't want to press my luck, but don't want to fix something that doesn't need it yet
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    GN ReSound recommends replacing them every three months. I replace mine every three to four months, and replace the wax guards in the receivers at the same time.
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    I have Rexton Quintras. Do I have wax guards in the receivers as well? I replace domes every three months or so.
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    Guess I've been lucky as they are 6 months old, yikes
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    I know someone with Rexton Cobalts that hasn't changed domes in nearly 3 years. They're still on their first set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus_braun View Post
    I know someone with Rexton Cobalts that hasn't changed domes in nearly 3 years. They're still on their first set.
    When I asked the Costco fitter about changing domes she merely said when I needed to change them to see her. No instruction about how to know when to change them. My VA audiologist just gave me a number of domes, but no instruction when to change them, that is unless I felt I needed a different size. The Resound User guide advises changing open domes and tulip domes every 3 to 6 months. As far as I can tell the Phonak user guide makes no mention of this issue. On line Phonak says every month. And so on. I imagine there is no set figure. Don't the companies know how long the domes should last? I have a feeling that the average wearer knows nothing about this and does nothing about it. I also think that if they were breaking down as quickly as the companies advise changing, lots of users would be loudly complaining. Am I missing something here? Do they impair hearing noticeably after a month or two or six months, etc.?

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    When I started wearing GN ReSound Pulse open fit thin tube aids with tulip domes, I got in the habit of changing the tubes and domes every three months. The domes get grungy with ear wax, and I've developed feedback issues with the tubes during times of longer usage. Now with RIC aids, I just find changing the domes and filters every three months, especially with free filters and domes from Costco, worth it.
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    I think the issue with the open domes is the possibility of them letting sloppy and falling off in the canal. That's what happened to a friend Had to go to urgent care to pull it out

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    So...I have Rexton Quintras from Costco. Do I have filters in my domes/tubes as well as just the tubes. they gave me several extra domes and I changed them after three months but never thought about changing the "filters". What are these wax filters and are they separate from the domes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirkee View Post
    So...I have Rexton Quintras from Costco. Do I have filters in my domes/tubes as well as just the tubes. they gave me several extra domes and I changed them after three months but never thought about changing the "filters". What are these wax filters and are they separate from the domes?
    The domes have a soft grid that you can squeeze to break up the wax. The receivers have a white-colored wax guard as an additional filter:

    http://www.amazon.com/MINI-RECEIVER-.../dp/B007VTV0VG

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