BS EN 60118-0:2015 - Electroacoustics. Hearing aids. Measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids

BS EN 60118-0:2015

Electroacoustics. Hearing aids. Measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids

Status : Work in hand, Current   Published : September 2015

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This part of IEC 60118 gives recommendations for the measurement of the performance characteristics of air conduction hearing aids based on a free field technique and measured with an acoustic coupler.

This part of IEC 60118 is applicable to the measurement and evaluation of the electroacoustical characteristics of hearing aids, for example for type testing and manufacturer data sheets.

The test results obtained by the methods specified in this part of IEC 60118 will express the performance under conditions of the test and may deviate substantially from the performance of the hearing aid under actual conditions of use.

This part of IEC 60118 uses an acoustic coupler according to IEC 60318‑5 which is only intended for loading a hearing aid with a specified acoustic impedance and is not intended to model the sound pressure in a person’s ear. The use of this acoustic coupler will yield different results from those obtained using the occluded ear simulator of IEC 60318‑4 as used in former editions of IEC 60118‑0.

For the measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids for simulated in situ working conditions, IEC 60118‑8 can be used. For measurement of hearing aids under typical user settings and using a speech-like signal, IEC 60118‑15 can be used.

For the measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids for production, supply and delivery quality-assurance purposes, IEC 60118‑7 can be used. The frequency range has been extended to 8 kHz in this part of IEC 60118 as opposed to 5 kHz in IEC 60118‑7.

Though the number of measurements covered by this part of IEC 60118 is limited, it is not intended that all measurements described herein are mandatory.

In cases of custom-made in-the-ear instruments, the data supplied by the manufacturer applies only to the particular hearing aid being tested.




Standard NumberBS EN 60118-0:2015
TitleElectroacoustics. Hearing aids. Measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids
StatusWork in hand, Current
Publication Date30 September 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60318-5, ISO 3, EN 60318-5
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60068, IEC 60118-12, IEC 60118-7:2005, ISO/TR 25417:2007, ANSI S3.22, IEC 60118-15, EN 60118-7:2005, EN 60118-8:2005, EN 60318-1, EN 60118-12, IEC 60318-4:2010, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008, EN 60118-15, IEC 60068, EN 60318-4:2010, IEC 60318-1, IEC 60118-8:2005
ReplacesBS EN 60118-0:1993, IEC 60118-0:1983, BS EN 60118-2:1996, BS EN 60118-1:1995, IEC 60118-1:1995, BS EN 60118-6:1999 (Edition 2), IEC 60118-6:1999 Edition 2
International RelationshipsEN 60118-0:2015,IEC 60118-0:2015
Draft Superseded By11/30253839 DC
DescriptorsAcoustoelectric devices, Sound intensity, Acoustic measurement, Aids for the disabled, Hearing aids, Medical equipment, Definitions, Electrical measurement, Testing conditions, Frequency response, Performance testing
ICS17.140.50
Title in FrenchElectroacoustique. Appareils de correction auditive. Mesure des caractéristiques fonctionnelles des appareils de correction auditive
Title in GermanAkustik. Hörgeräte. Messung der Leistungsmerkmale von Hörgeräten
CommitteeEPL/29
ISBN978 0 580 76794 4
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages42
File Size1.872 MB
Price£214.00


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