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DIN/VDI Standards Committee Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering


Electroacoustics - Simulators of human head and ear - Part 7: Head and torso simulator for the measurement of sound sources close to the ear


This part of IEC 60318 describes a head and torso simulator (manikin) intended for the measurement of air-conduction hearing aids in the frequency range from 100 Hz to 10000 Hz. The device consists of a head mounted on a torso that extends to the waist. The head is equipped with simulated pinnae and with cylindrical cavities having acoustic impedance terminations and microphones located at positions corresponding to those of the eardrums in a median human adult. It has been designed to provide acoustic diffraction similar to that encountered around the median human head and torso.



Planned document number

DIN EN IEC 60318-7

Project number


Responsible national committee

DKE/GUK 821.6 - Hörgeräte, Audiometer und Kuppler 



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