IEC 60118-16:2022 

Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 16: Definition and verification of hearing aid features

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Abstract

IEC 60118-16:2022 gives definitions for common hearing aid features such as noise reduction or feedback reduction, etc. Only acoustical inputs are considered. Binaural features are currently not covered in this document. In addition, measurement procedures are described to verify hearing aid features. The objective is not to evaluate the performance of features but to verify their existence and functionality.
Furthermore, definitions and procedures are kept as general as possible so that this document can be applied to various types of hearing aids, for example, air-conduction hearing aids or bone conduction hearing aids. To this end, the general definition for the term "hearing aid" given in IEC 60118-0 is adopted, and this document does not refer to any specific ear simulator or acoustic coupler but uses a general definition of a coupler. However, if a general view is not applicable or leads to unclear or complex wording, the situation for an air-conduction hearing aid only is considered. Nevertheless, an explanation is given on how this document can be applied to hearing aids which do not use air conduction.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2022-03-16
Edition1.0
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 29 - Electroacousticsrss
ICS17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Stability date  2026
Pages58
File size5124 KB

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