Does anyone on this forum use the Hal-Hen Super Dri-Aid, and if so, how long does a jar usually last for you? I live in a really dry climate - not quite desert-like, but with very low humidity - and I take my aids out whenever I exercise, don’t wear them in the rain or shower, and generally don’t have a problem with excess ear wax. But I’m finding the jar is only lasting 6 months before needing replacement. The pellets that come with the jar are to be “rejuvenated” once their absorption level decreases. I’ve followed the microwave rejuvenation directions exactly two separate times now, and while the pellets do change back to their original blue (absorptive) state, they only stay blue for about half an hour, and seem to fade (indicating a lack of absorptive ability) as soon as I put them back in the jar. I’ve been letting them cool off completely before returning them to the jar.
My original jar, which I used for 18 months with only 1 hearing aid, was replaced back in June of this year, because despite my following the microwave directions, I just couldn’t get the pellets to rejuvenate even one time. As of two days ago, the pellets in the new jar were showing a need for rejuvenation, which means the current jar has lasted only 7 months with two hearing aids. Their website claims that a user should be able to get several years of use from one jar, but that certainly hasn’t been my experience. Thoughts? My microwave is new and is of decent quality. It cooks all other foods in the appropriate amount of time, so I’ve ruled out a problem with it. I wrote to Hal-Hen to see if they can offer any suggestions, but thought I’d also ask here.
Can someone recommend another good option for a dry store container? I’d prefer to use something that doesn’t require electricity, but am open to the fact that a unit which plugs in might be my best bet. Thanks in advance!