Patented technology provides life-changing support for millions with hearing aids



INDIANAPOLIS – The Edison Awards announced today that the Redux drying system is the recipient of the Silver 2020 Edison Award in the category of Innovative Services and Healthcare Platforms. The Redux drying system is the first on the market that can quickly and completely remove moisture from hearing aids and hearing instruments, greatly impacting the lives of those who use them.

The Edison Awards have recognized and honored the smartest innovations, newest technologies and brightest advancements from around the world since 1987. Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The 2020 winners were vetted by 3,000 of the world's top senior business executives, academics and innovation professionals.

“Redux is honored to receive the 2020 Edison Award, affirming the innovation and impact our dryer has on the lives of the millions of people who depend on hearing instruments for their quality of life,” said Ruben Zielinski, co-founder of Redux. “Moisture is a major problem for individuals with hearing instruments. We are proud to provide a solution that offers real-time verification of its effectiveness.”

The ear is not an ideal environment for electronics. Daily perspiration and humidity enter the device, and over time, this constant exposure to moisture and wax will dampen the sound and eventually stop the hearing aid from working. Hearing care professionals report that moisture is the most common cause of hearing aid malfunction. Many individuals have to be without their hearing instruments for days or even weeks after they’re sent off for repair.

The Redux drying system, available to audiology and hearing care professionals nationwide, is proven to restore hearing instruments to their peak operational state in about 12 minutes with the push of a button. Redux’s patented technology creates a vacuum to lower the evaporation point of water to remove all liquid from both traditionally powered and rechargeable hearing aids. The unique drying process allows for complete moisture removal at a controlled, safe temperature and provides a report of the amount of moisture removed from the device.

Learn more about the 2020 Edison Awards and Redux’s drying technology.

About Redux

Redux uses a patented drying process that removes moisture from hearing instruments and electronics. Since 2013, Redux has been saving phones, cameras, tablets and other consumer devices. More than 2 million customers have subscribed to Redux’s drying services at over 2,000 wireless communication retailers. Now this innovative technology is changing the lives of the millions of individuals who depend on hearing instruments. The Redux dryer safely and quickly removes all moisture from hearing aids, extending their life and keeping their users in the conversation. To learn more about Redux and its drying technology, visit

Written by James Shrake

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