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Reference EN 60318-5:2006
Title Electroacoustics - Simulators of human head and ear - Part 5: 2 cm³ coupler for the measurement of hearing aids and earphones coupled to the ear by means of ear inserts
Project Number 16596
Abstract/Scope Describes an acoustic coupler for loading an earphone or hearing aid with a specified acoustic impedance when determining its physical performance characteristics, in the frequency range 125 Hz to 8 kHz. It is suitable for air conduction hearing aids and earphones, coupled to the ear by means of ear inserts e.g. ear moulds or similar devices. The sound pressure developed by an earphone is not, in general, the same in the coupler as in a person's ear. However, it can be used as a simple and ready means for the exchange of specifications and of physical data on hearing aids and for the calibration of specified insert earphones used in audiometry. This first edition of IEC 60318-5 cancels and replaces IEC 60126:1973.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-09-29
Current Stage code deadline 2007-06-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 29
Reference Document IEC 60318-5:2006 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Keywords Electroacoustics; Simulator; Coupler; Hearing aid; Earphone
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6060 2006-09-29 2007-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-09-01 2006-11-01  
5060 2006-07-03 2006-07-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-04-28 2006-06-30  
4099 2005-10-21 2006-02-17  
4060 2005-05-06 2005-05-31  
4020 2004-11-12 2005-04-15  
3099 2004-11-09 2004-11-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-09-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-09-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) BIPM/IEC/IFCC/ISO/IUPAC/IUPAP/OIML:1995
ISO 389-2:1994
EN 61094-4:1995

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