Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Is a prescription required?

   Yes

 

Is it covered by my insurance?

   Some insurance companies have paid for the device. The only way to know for sure is to get a prescription from your doctor and ask your insurance company. Some insurance companies are reviewing this on a case by case basis.

 

How long do the batteries last?

   A full charge should last for 400+ minutes of operation.

 

How long does it take to charge?

   A complete recharge should take a couple of hours or less.

 

What is the difference between the TCU and HCU models?

   The 2 models give the exact same treatments the only difference is the form factor or footprint.

 

Can I use this while on oxygen?

   Yes, there is no need to remove your nasal cannula while you are on oxygen therapy.

 

Can I use this with a nebulizer?

   The Circulaire® II Hybrid is the only nebulizer system approved for use with the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor.  The Vibralung Patient Kit includes an Aerosol Y-adapter that allows interfacing the Circulaire to the Hand-held Transducer(HHT).

 

Do I need to use this with another device?

   The Vibralung Acoustical Percussor is a stand alone solution to improve lung function and reduce clinical sysmptoms.  However, the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor can be used in conjunction with a nebulizer and assist in the delivery of respiratory drugs deeper into the lungs.

 

Are the frequency ranges safe to use?

   Yes, it is safe. The frequency ranges used by the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor are within the frequency ranges of the human voice.

 

How often can I use it?

   For treatment modes L, M and H a couple of hours should be allowed inbetween treatments to allow the body to mobilize the mucus and secretions. For treatment modes R2 ans R5 there is no limit on the number of treatments, generally 5 to 10 minutes of treatment time is sufficient.

 

Do I have to use it everyday?

   Follow you doctors treatment plan. Don't skip treatments.

 

If my symptoms get better can I stop using the device?

   Follow you doctors treatment plan. Don't skip treatments.