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The following publications are directly linked to the projects EMRP HLT01 Ears and EMPIR 15HLT03 Ears II:

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Equivalent hearing threshold levels for the RadioEar IP30 insert earphone and short-term stimuli: comparison of peak-equivalent and RMS-based measures

Author(s):Thomas Fedtke, Marion U. Bug
Journal:International Journal of Audiology, Taylor & Francis, 2019 , 0 , 1-5
Abstract:Objective: To determine equivalent threshold sound pressure levels (ETSPL) for the RadioEar IP30 insert earphone for standardised short-term stimuli: IEC 60645-3 reference clicks and tonebursts in the frequency range from 250 Hz to 6 kHz, using the standardised peak-equivalent ETSPL procedure (peETSPL) and a new proposal based on the unweighted equivalent continuous sound pressure level LZeq. of the periodically repeated short-term stimuli (LZeqETSPL). Design: Determination of peETSPL and LZeqETSPL hearing threshold levels with otologically normal test subjects under the conditions given in ISO 389-9 using the standardised occluded-ear simulator according to IEC 60318-4. Study sample: The study was based on tests with 25 subjects. Results: The peETSPLs for the RadioEar IP30 insert earphone were compared with the respective reference threshold levels of the insert earphone ER-3A as standardised in the ISO 389 standards series. The LZeqETSPL approach was tested by estimating the LZeqETSPLs from the peRETSPLs and comparing the estimate with the direct results. Conclusions: Equivalent hearing threshold levels for standardised short-term stimuli for the RadioEar IP30 insert earphone were determined according to ISO 389-9 and given as both peETPSL and LZeqETSPL. The RMS-based LZeqETSPL approach turned out to be well applicable for the RadioEar IP30 insert earphone.

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