Electroacoustics – Hearing aids – Part 7: Measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids for production, supply and delivery quality assurance purposes
|Publication Date:||1 October 2005|
|ICS Code (Electroacoustics):||17.140.50|
This part of IEC 60118 gives recommendations for the measurement of the performance characteristics of air-conduction hearing aids of a particular model for production, supply and delivery quality assurance purposes. The manufacturer will normally assign nominal values.
This standard does not relate to mechanical or environmental tests. It should not be used as the basis for the exchange of information about hearing aid characteristics in general, nor is it intended to be used as a predictor for real-ear performance.
NOTE Terms such as "manufacturer" and "purchaser" are used in this standard. These terms may be understood, however, to refer to the supplier and recipient respectively in any arrangement for the supply of hearing aids in which the use of this standard is called for.
Though the number of measurements covered by this standard is limited, it is not intended that all measurements described herein shall be made in every case.
This second edition now specifies performance requirements. Conformance to the specifications in this standard is demonstrated only when the result of a measurement, extended by the actual expanded uncertainty of measurement of the testing laboratory, lies fully within the tolerances specified in this standard extended by the values for Umax given in Table 4.
In case of custom-made in-the-ear instruments, the data supplied by the manufacturer applies only to the particular hearing aid being tested.