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Reference EN 60118-13:2005
Title Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Project Number 14892
Abstract/Scope Covers all relevant EMC phenomena for hearing aids. EMC phenomena, such as RF emission and electrostatic discharge, are not currently known to be a significant problem in connection with hearing aids and are therefore not dealt with. Based on new knowledge, they could be considered in connection with future revisions or extensions of this standard. Hearing aid immunity to high frequency electromagnetic fields originating from wireless telephone systems is currently identified as the only relevant EMC phenomena regarding hearing aids. EN 61000-4-3 is the basis for relevant EMC tests to be conducted on hearing aids. Measurement methods and acceptance levels are described in this standard. For the purpose of this part of EN 60118, two immunity classes of hearing aids are defined related to their use. Bystander compatible is defined as a situation, which ensures that a hearing aid is usable in environments where digital wireless devices are in operation in the proximity of the hearing aid wearer. User compatible hearing aids will ensure that a hearing aid is usable when the hearing aid wearer is using a digital wireless device at the wearer´s own aided ear. Measurement methods for hearing aids with non-acoustic outputs and for hearing aids connected to other equipment by cables are not given in this standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-06-23
Current Stage code deadline 2005-11-01
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Directive(s) EMC related (2004/108/EC), MDD (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/432
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 29
Reference Document IEC 60118-13:2004 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
33.100.20 - Immunity
Keywords Hearing aid; Electromagnetic compatibility; EMC
Note Supersedes EN 60118-13:1997 * Superseded by EN 60118-13:2011
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Deadline Date
6060 2005-06-23 2005-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-02-01 2005-05-01  
5061 2004-11-24 2005-02-01  
5020 2004-08-20 2004-10-22  
4099 2004-08-17 2004-08-20  
4020 2001-11-30 2002-05-03  
3099 2001-11-23 2002-11-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-06-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-02-01


Supersedes EN 60118-13:1997
Superseded by EN 60118-13:2011
Normative reference (6) EN 60118-0:1993
EN 60118-2:1995
EN 60118-7:1993
HD 305 S1:1977
EN 61000-4-3:2002
EN 61000-4-20:2003

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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