OK I scoured the internet for an hour no luck finding any info on how and when the nano coating is applied, other than the generic vacuum cover all surface quote.
What I want to know is do they nano coat components in the aids separately before assembling or after the aid is assembled and nano coat the entire thing as one? or do the manufactures do it differently from one another?
If it is done after its assembled do they re-coat the aid after repairs, in that the new components would not have any protection.
As the end user we have total responsibility for the aid. How the heck are we suppose to know whether the aid actually got the entire treatment to cover “EVERY” component? Other than the word of the manufacturer, which means, shit these days. Sure as heck not going to dunk the aid to test it. Surface test is inadequate by doping a drop of water on the housing because it doesn’t test the surface, most vital, the internal workings.
now the aquaris and lotus there are gaskets, membranes rubberized surfaces and seals which are visible to naked eye to be seen as working.
Right now there isn’t enough over site and regulation governing the application of the nano coating to ensure its actually getting used on everything and done correctly. There are also no steep fines for those who violate the trust of the consumer since it is entirely word of mouth trust that its has actually been applied properly. As is there is absolutely no way for us end users to properly test it our selves to ensure proper application. since we are the end user all responsability is on use since we are the ones who have to live with the consequences of a failed job on the devices.
To me it sounds like another round of the “miracle cure” that treats all ailments and illnesses. Only it is simply booze.
Its one thing to see a tissue treated and dunked in bowl of water. Its another thing entirely to take their word and not beadle to test the aid for actual full coverage.
I think they need to add some kind of light-refractor to the coating that gets mixed in, so when looked at, under light it refracts it a certain way so it can be seen by the naked eye. Reason for light refactor mixed in. It is too easy to forge paints or dye. What ever it is, has to be unique and exclusive of the nano coating. It is a form of assurance/security marker similar to water mark in currency to validate this is actually what it is…
anyone have any idea what the nano coating costs to be applied and the material involved?
They say it is suppose to bind on molecular level and that it is a polymer(plastic?) 60-80 nano thick, bind to metal too?
There simply is not enough info for general public…That isn’t a scientific paper I really don’t need to know its chemistry. nor do I need to wade through the techno jumble used to stroke their big as dumb rocks egos. terminology has it use as identifiers for communication but the people that come up with the terms are simply full of them selves and trying to justify to the world that they think they are smarter than anyone else. When it simply just is not true.
Is the “P2i” the only current nano coating available right now?
following is some of the crap I dug up on the issue.
Quote “Unitron 360 - This is a super-power BTE hearing aid housed in a nano-coated casing for maximum moisture protection. The Unitron 360 utilises top range technology not typically found in high power instruments, such as speech enhancer, anti-shock impulse sound damping, remote control, easy-t (for telephone usage), data-logging, wind noise manager etc. Click the link below for more details on the new 360 by Unitron.” Note the red it says the housing is coated doesn’t even mention the components inside which are the real parts needed coating Casing doesn’t break from moisture :rolleyes:! when the casing is assembled the gap between the casing edges is greater than 60-80 nano. basing entirely on what is said here the nano coating is nothing more than waterproofing plastic casing that is already water proof sheesh.
hopefully now you see why I don’t trust nano coating without being able to verify it myself.
I did not have to hunt for the above example it was the first one that came up.
If anything, if just the casing itself was coated and not the inside components the water would beadle to penetrate even easier due to lack of surface friction/tension that would normally give resistance to prevent water movement across surfaces. example hole or where two edges of the casing meet where there is no gasket or other alternative seal. With no surface resistance the water drop will flow right through the crack or hole. Where surface tension resistance has kept it out before.
I played with water, surface textures and light for arts project. like having pinholes in bottom of buckets or other surface and then applying water while water would not go through the said holes and playing light across the surface for refracting lens effect. Its just a creative form of physics project…
I know some will argue the water surface tension is greater than the resistance of the nano coating therefore the water won’t stick long enough to the surface to give the water enough time and chance to penetrate said holes or cracks in the casing. The counter is angle and edge of the holes and cracks that water runs across will grip and redirect water to where it isn’t suppose to go. So without a rubber casket between the edges of the case pieces it will just go inside, path of least resistance.
Thats why nano needs to be applied to all surfaces to work effectively. So even if water gets in it won’t stick to the components inside unless the water gets trapped in a bowl dip with no external escape route to drain out through.
a door in the housing that is water tight, would be handy for drying out the inside, if water actually got inside the main housing the door could be popped open, to be placed in a dry and store device to evaporate said moisture though the door before corrosion set in. As hearing aids get more water tight it becomes that much harder to actually dry the aid out without an escape route for the moisture to go.
I guess, I should really be saying, is, I totally trust the nano coating. Its the people who handle it, I don’t trust because they have not inspired trust worthiness over the past decade or longer… Therefore there needs to be over site and a way for us to validate the nano coating. As a check and balance.