Era platform hearing instruments pass dust/debris and water testing to receive IP57 rating.
Era platform Quantum (BTE), Moxi and Max hearing instruments have passed the IP57 rating at an accredited 3rd party laboratory. The standardized test uses conditions to mimic extreme exposure to dust/debris and water.
What exactly is an Ingress Protection (IP) rating?
Ingress Protection (IP) rating is an international standard used to specify the environmental protection - electrical enclosure - of electrical equipment. Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are developed by the European Committee for Electro Technical Standardization (CENELEC) (NEMA IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures - IP Code), specifying the environmental protection the enclosure provides. The IP rating normally has two numbers:
- The first number indicates protection from solid objects or materials
- The second number indicates protection from liquids (water)