CA-MI New Askir 118 Basic vs DeVilbiss VacuAide Portable Suction Unit 7325P-U: Cutting-Edge Portable Suction Units for Ear Care Practitioners

Battle for the Best Domiciliary Suction Unit

Ear care practitioners require reliable and innovative equipment to provide top-notch care. The Hearing Lab Store offers state-of-the-art portable suction units, including the CA-MI 118 and the DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P, designed for the modern mobile ear care practitioner.


In this article, we will compare and contrast these two cutting-edge devices, showcasing their features and benefits, but first, let's talk about a couple of units that we didn't include. The CA-MI AS100 is a fantastic all-round budget unit, but the rechargeable aspect of the New CA-MI Askir 118 Basic makes it the logical choice for on-the-go.


The DeVilbiss VacuAide 7314P-U QSU is simply an older, heavier version of the newer 7325P, and the ultra-portable DeVilbiss 7310 is practically the same weight as the newer and far quieter 7325P.


Therefore, in our opinion, the battle is between the following two units for the domiciliary crown so let's get it on!

CA-MI 118: The Italian Masterpiece

The CA-MI 118 is a lightweight, battery-operated mucus suction pump that delivers powerful performance for ear care practitioners. With its sleek design, portability, and impressive features, we have no doubt the CA-MI 118 will become a staple in the industry.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Battery-powered: The lithium-ion battery provides up to 90 minutes of continuous use, making it perfect for home visits or on-site consultations.
  • Portable and compact: Weighing only 2.3 kg, the CA-MI 118 is easy to transport, and a carrying bag can be purchased separately.
  • Efficient Mucus Suction Pump: With a maximum vacuum of 36 L/min, this device efficiently handles nasal aspiration, oral, aural and tracheal suctioning.

DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P: The American Powerhouse

The DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P is a versatile and powerful portable suction unit designed for both clinical and homecare settings. Equipped with a lightweight Li-ion battery, quick charging time, and a sleek carry case, the 7325P provides unparalleled performance and portability.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Internal Li-ion Battery: The 7325P features a fast charge time of 3 hours, a runtime of 45 minutes, and a 1-year warranty on the battery.
  • Lightweight Design: Weighing only 1.72 kg, including the battery, the VacuAide 7325P is extremely easy to transport.
  • Suction Tube Holder: Integrated into the unit for convenience and hygiene.
  • LED Control Lights: Displayed on the top of the device for quickly checking the unit's charge status.
  • Carry Case Included: Designed for discreet use, the padded shoulder bag includes internal compartments for accessories and a viewing panel to check secretion levels.

Side-by-Side Comparison: CA-MI 118 vs DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P

While both the CA-MI 118 and DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P are powerful and portable suction units, there are some key differences to consider:

  • Battery Life: The CA-MI 118 boasts a longer battery life with up to 90 minutes of continuous use, while the VacuAide 7325P offers 45 minutes of runtime. This is probably how DeVilbiss trimmed down so much weight.
  • Weight: The DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P is lighter at 1.72 kg, making it slightly easier to transport than the CA-MI 118, which weighs 2.3 kg.
  • Carry Case: The VacuAide 7325P comes with a discreet, padded shoulder bag, while the CA-MI 118 carrying bag is purchased separately. It isn't anywhere near as ergonomic as the DeVilbiss bag.
  • Airflow Rate: Airflow rate is a crucial factor in determining the effectiveness of a suction unit. The CA-MI 118 offers an impressive maximum vacuum of 36 L/min, while the DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P provides a slightly lower suction power, up to 27 L/min free flow. This difference in airflow rates means that both devices can efficiently handle nasal aspiration, oral, aural and tracheal suctioning, with the CA-MI 118 offering a slightly stronger suction capacity.

Ultimately, the choice between the CA-MI 118 and DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P will depend on your specific needs and requirements as an ear care practitioner.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to choosing the right suction unit for your practice, both the CA-MI 118 and DeVilbiss VacuAide 7325P offer remarkable performance and portability. Each device caters to the specific needs of ear care practitioners, and selecting the best fit for your requirements will ensure optimal results for your patients.


The Hearing Lab Store is your one-stop-shop for all your audiology equipment and consumable needs, as well as a valuable resource for professional development and industry updates. Our commitment to providing exceptional customer service and support ensures that you have the tools and resources necessary to excel in your practice.


Explore our online shop for an extensive range of products and services, and don't hesitate to reach out to our team for expert guidance and assistance. We're here to help you find the perfect solution for your hearing care business. Take advantage of the high-quality devices and comprehensive training available at The Hearing Lab Store, and give your practice the edge it needs to thrive in the competitive world of audiology.

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Author: Paul Nand

Paul is a registered hearing aid audiologist and proud co-founder of Liverpool Hearing Centre. With years of experience in the field and an innovative and committed approach to the audiology industry has also led him to co-founding The Hearing Lab Store, the UK's leading supplier of microsuction and audiology essentials.

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