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Reference EN 60645-6:2010
Title Electroacoustics - Audiometric equipment - Part 6: Instruments for the measurement of otoacoustic emissions
Project Number 21552
Abstract/Scope IEC 60645-6:2009 applies to instruments designed primarily for the measurement of otoacoustic emissions in the human external acoustic meatus evoked by acoustic probe pulses or tones. This standard defines the characteristics to be specified by the manufacturer, lays down performance specifications for two types of instruments and specifies the functions to be provided on these types. IEC 60645-6:2009 describes methods of test to be used for approval testing and guidance on methods for undertaking routine calibration. The purpose of IEC 60645-6:2009 is to ensure that measurements made under comparable test conditions with different instruments complying with the standard will be consistent. Instruments which provide a measurement function not specifically within the scope of the standard shall still comply with any relevant requirements. This standard is not intended to restrict development or incorporation of new features, nor to discourage innovative approaches.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-01-08
Current Stage code deadline 2010-09-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 29
Reference Document IEC 60645-6:2009 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Keywords Electroacoustics; Audiometry; Otoacoustic; Emission
Note Ratified without link to MDD due to negative assessment from Consultant
Special National Condition(s)  


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Deadline Date
6060 2010-01-08 2010-09-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-12-01 2010-02-01  
5061 2009-10-28 2009-12-01  
5060 2009-04-08 2009-04-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-01-30 2009-04-03  
3090 2008-04-11 2009-03-31  
5060 2008-04-07 2009-03-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-11-02 2008-04-04  
1090 2007-10-30 2007-11-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-01-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-12-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008
EN 60318-4:2010
EN 60318-5:2006
EN 60601-1:2006
corr. March 2010
EN 60601-1-2:2007
corr. March 2010
EN 60601-1-4:1996
EN 60645-1
EN 60645-3

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