teachcsg wrote:Thanks for the reviews SleepStar. Our F&P rep told us a FFM would be coming out with the Eson design but the last we heard (few weeks ago) it was still not out. Good to hear "good reports" from some pts.
I agree that new FFM excite me as well since we seem to have many nasal and pillow mask but very few FFM.
In regards to the Amara...we too were disappointed. Lots of hype but the mask did not perform well and leaks a lot. Im surprised Respironics would not put more effort into fixing these issues before putting out a mask.
Thanks again for the heads up.
I love the Amara -- except when I wear it..... It's really a great design except the cushion has a very hard spot right at the bridge of the nose (the Quattro has a cut-out at that spot, taking pressure off the nose) so inevitably it causes me a serious pressure sore, even after one night. No matter how loosely I adjust it, it causes a sore. I almost never use it as a result and may just sell it.
Otherwise, the Amara has great headgear and vent, and is super light and extremely easy to clean. I really hope PR fixes the Cushion design to alleviate this problem.
The Simplus looks like a close copy of the Amara. It looks very light and easy to clean. I am concerned about the vent in the Simplus however. It seems like a less refined vent design with large holes -- so I wonder about its noise level.