An evaluation of the impact and feasibility of the ANSI S3.22 2003 standard for testing hearing instruments

  • Andreas Seelisch National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1
  • Susan Scollie National Centre for Audiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6G 1H1
Keywords: Acoustoelectric effects, Frequencies, Standards, ANSI S3.22 2003 standard, Electroacoustic performance, Hearing Instrument (HI)

Abstract

An evaluation of the feasibility of the ANSI S3.22 2003 Standard, adopted in May 2005, to document any electroacoustic changes, is discussed. The standard maintains comparison and reproducibility of Hearing Instrument (HI) measures. The main idea behind the standard was to determine the ease and time consumption involved in testing by the new standards and evaluate the general changes in electroacoustic performance attribute. The study showed that electroacoustic changes are present as a result of the change in wording, a decrease in gain at RTP and an increase in attack, and release times at some frequencies.
Published
2005-09-01
How to Cite
1.
Seelisch A, Scollie S. An evaluation of the impact and feasibility of the ANSI S3.22 2003 standard for testing hearing instruments. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.21];33(3):40-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1735
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada