Assembly & Filter Change
You can speak and be heard as normal whilst wearing the mask. It may take a little getting used to for the wearer because it feels like the sound is reflected back to the mouth. But this is not the case and you will quickly get used to speaking normally.
The person on the other end of the line will be able to understand you perfectly fine.
The valve significantly reduces breathing resistance whilst wearing the mask but only protects the wearer, not the environment as the exhaled air is not filtered. The version with valve is recommended for people who perform strenuous activities and/or who cannot reasonably be expected to have a higher breathing resistance for health reasons. The mask can also be used during heavy physical work and in companies in which all employees have to wear identical protective equipment. Most importantly the mask wearer is protected.
According to our experience, facial expressions are recognisable with the transparent mask which is very positive for the patient/other person. Due to the transparency moisture can be seen in the mask which may have to be wiped away. There is no difference in use, but some users find it more pleasant when talking to a patient/other person.
Cleaning & Care
Ideally, the mask should be cleaned with lukewarm water and regular dish soap.
Yes, the mask will not be damaged by cleaning it in the dishwasher.
Yes, the mask can be boiled in hot water without being damaged.
Yes. The mask is made of high-grade medical silicone rubber and high-quality thermoplastics. It can be sterilised according to medical standards.
No, the silicone rubber’s special composition will inhibit the fading of colours.
Yes, naturally also replacement parts can be ordered separately.
Fit & Comfort
The mask is made to fit most head and face shapes. But people are very different and in the event that it does not fit immediately try moving the mask to different height positions. Keep breathing as normal to feel in which position the mask fits most comfortably and securely.
Im Regelfall ja, da die AirCare+ bewusst Kopfbänder anstelle von Ohrschlaufen einsetzt. In most cases, yes. The AirCare+ mask comes with headbands instead of ear loops.
A smaller version is already being developed.
Filter & Breathing Resistance
The mask should always be disinfected after a day’s shift so the minimum number of filters per day is set for 1. Especially in the cold season of the year the filter can moisture more quickly due to condensation in the inhaled air. So depending on the environmental conditions it may be necessary to change the filter twice a day.
In a medical environment the mask/filter can be changed as required.
There are 10 filters in each set and the set is 8.95 EUR.
Yes, we also offer FFP2 filters. The breathing resistance is marginally lower with FFP2 filters.
We guarantee a supply of filters for a minimum of 15 years.
The filter consists of three different layers. The layer that is responsible for filtration is the white layer in the middle. The two outermost, slightly transparent layers (one on each side of the filter layer) do not serve as filtration layers but merely as an anti-stick layer so that the filters do not stick to each other. If one of these outer layers peels of, this is of no concern to the filtration capability.
According to the OETI certificate, the resistance when breathing in is 0.5 mbar and when breathing out is 1.3 mbar. The limit value for FFP3 masks is a maximum of 3.0 mbar. Due to the large number of masks that are available we cannot make any statements about individual single-use products. So far all our testers and current users have found the breathing resistance of our AirCare + mask to be very comfortable.
The AirCare+ mask provides proper protection which requires a tight seal between the mask and the face. The mask fits the face comfortably but tightly so that the breathing resistance may feel higher than with disposable masks simply because our mask does not draw in any secondary air. This is why the mask is so effective.
Colour Variants & Shipping
The variations result from the colors of the mask, the filter grid and the filter design. These will be accessible/available from our online GGA Shop.
Yes, we also deliver to non-EU countries. The actual costs in individual cases are shown in the online GGA Shop before the order is placed.