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Reference EN 60318-1:2009
Title Electroacoustics - Simulators of human head and ear - Part 1: Ear simulator for the measurement of supra-aural and circumaural earphones
Project Number 21389
Abstract/Scope IEC 60318-1:2009 specifies an ear simulator for the measurement of supra-aural and circumaural earphones (used for example in audiometry and telephonometry) applied to the ear without acoustical leakage, in the frequency range from 20 Hz to 10 kHz. The same device can be used as an acoustic coupler at additional frequencies up to 16 kHz. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1998 as well as replacing IEC 60318-2, published in 1998. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - an extension of the frequency range to 16 kHz; - a revised specification for the acoustical transfer impedance, including tolerances; - a method for measuring the acoustical transfer impedance; - expanded measurement uncertainties.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-12-23
Current Stage code deadline 2010-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 29
Reference Document IEC 60318-1:2009 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Keywords Electroacoustics; Simulator; Supra-aural; Circumaural; Earphone
Note Supersedes EN 60318-1:1998 + EN 60318-2:1998
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6060 2009-12-23 2010-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-11-01 2010-01-01  
5061 2009-09-28 2009-11-01  
5060 2009-07-13 2009-07-27 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-05-08 2009-07-10  
3090 2008-01-11 2009-02-28  
5060 2008-01-02 2008-01-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-20 2007-12-21  
1090 2007-07-17 2007-07-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-12-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-11-01


Supersedes EN 60318-1:1998
EN 60318-2:1998
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008
EN 61094-4:1995

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