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April 14th, 2006

Siemens applies nanotechnology to hearing instruments

Abstract:
Siemens Hearing Instruments announces the world’s first application of nanotechnology to the manufacturing of hearing instruments. Using particles as small as 100 nanometers in size, Siemens developed an ultra-thin, anti-adhesive coating for the company’s newest BTE (Behind-the-Ear) models. Containing both oleophobic and hydrophobic properties, the instruments’ nanocoated housings repel water, sweat and other adherents - an issue for active children and adults who wear hearing instruments. By preventing moisture damage, nanocoating reduces moisture damage-related repairs, and ensures reliability and quality.

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