What are the differences between ultrasonic nebulizers and jet nebulizers? If you’re searching through nebulizers for sale, you may have thought about this question before. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of both ultrasonic nebulizers and traditional jet nebulizer systems:

Jet Nebulizer

  • Traditional nebulizer type
  • Uses compressed air to generate a fine mist
  • Offers a range of particle sizes
  • Can be loud
  • No medication restrictions
  • More durable
  • Available in tabletop models and handheld models

Ultrasonic Nebulizer

  • Newer nebulizer technology
  • Uses ultrasonic vibrations passed through water to generate a fine mist
  • Offers a very consistent particle size
  • Virtually Silent
  • Medication restrictions because heat is transferred to the medication
  • Available in handheld models only

As you can see, the differences can have a big effect on your nebulizer treatment. For those who are looking for the most up to date technology, check out vibrating mesh technology (VMT) with the Omron MicroAir Nebulizer System. It uses vibrating mesh to create an aerosol. This is the best of both worlds because it is silent but does not add any heat to the medication. Remember to check with your health care provider if you have any questions about what kind of nebulizer would work best for your treatment.