N95 Versus The Sonovia SonoMask™ Pro
N95 Versus The Sonovia SonoMask™ Pro
For over two years now and counting, we’ve been educated to focus only on filtration data when searching for the most protective mask. But filtration alone doesn’t automatically translate to higher protection. It’s time to finally understand what really makes a mask perform. Through this comparison of N95 masks and the Sonovia SonoMask™ Pro we aspire to finally make that picture clear. Read on to learn more.
The makings of a protective mask
You may have been wondering recently why, despite the increasing pressure on the CDC to recommend one mask over another, the CDC has continued with its recommendation of wearing the most protective mask which you are able to wear consistently and that fits you well. The data on the box is great, but mask performance is measured in real life on real people.
If we look at protection as a mathematical equation, it looks something like this:
The Best Protection = High Filtration + Excellent Fit + Tolerable and Bearable
When you think about it intuitively, this makes perfect sense:
➢ A mask that offers high filtration but does not sit well on your face will allow air leaks to escape both in and out of the mask.
➢ A mask that is stifling or extremely uncomfortable to keep on will break wear consistency and expose you to potential airborne threats regardless of filtration levels reported on the product packaging.
➢ A comfortable, breathable, well-fitting mask with low filtration will only go so far.
So, as you see, it takes all three parts of the equation to provide you with the best protection.
N95 vs. Sonovia’s SonoMask ™ Pro – The Comparison
Now that we understand how protection works, let’s compare the SonoMask™ Pro with the N95:
As you can see in the chart, when it comes to filtration, the N95 mask filters out 95% of 0.3-micron particles while the SonoMask™ Pro filters out 97% of 3-micron particles. When it comes to everything else, the SonoMask™ Pro outperforms the N95, tipping the scale and the overall protection equation in the SonoMask™ Pro’s favor.
What makes the SonoMask ™ Pro unique?
The SonoMask™ Pro is a high protection mask made up of 3 layers of protection:
➢ An outer layer made of soft, breathable fabric.
➢ A middle layer of filter to boost filtration performance.
➢ An inner layer of comfortable fabric that is gentle on skin.
It is the combination of the three layers made of different materials and construction that enable the SonoMask™ Pro to provide a whopping 97% filtration efficacy of 3-micron particles. However, the SonoMask™ Pro doesn’t stop there.
The SonoMask™ Pro is based on Israeli innovation developed by researchers and commercialized by Sonovia. Using its patented ultrasonic technology, fabrics are bombarded with specific formulations, yielding durable, functional fabrics with desired properties. The SonoMask™ Pro is treated with an antimicrobial agent to protect the mask from the growth of microorganisms. This means that in addition to high filtration, the mask also remains clean and hygienic over time. The antimicrobial properties last for over 55 weekly washes, or longer if you choose to wash the mask only as needed based on the fact that it inhibits microbial growth.
This sets the SonoMask™ Pro apart from other fabric masks which require washing every time they are used and makes the SonoMask™ Pro as low maintenance as masks can get.
What about customization and adjustability?
At Sonovia, we understand people are not one size fits all. Everyone is different That understanding was also implemented in the SonoMask™ Pro’s design so that everyone is able to enjoy Sonovia’s exceptional protection.
The SonoMask™ Pro is all about adjustability:
➢ An adjustable nose wire seals the deal an d ensures no air leaks in or out, keeping your sunglasses from fogging up.
➢ Your choice of either ear straps or head straps with adjustable sliders allow you to adjust the mask to achieve perfect, comfortable fit.
➢ An ergonomic chin guard keeps the mask in place as you move.
➢ 4 sizes to choose from as well as a specific kids’ collection to ensure everyone is covered!
With so many mask options on the market, it’s easy to get confused by the data. That’s where basic common-sense steps in to help. For a mask to work, it has to stay on your face for as long as needed, fit your face well, and filter well while in use. Finding these three properties in one mask is a challenge, but one that was taken on and successfully achieved by the SonoMask™ Pro. The SonoMask™ Pro offers a dependable mask that delivers protection for as long as you need it. Sonovia’s got you covered.