Technical Resources and Standards
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Electroacoustics – Hearing aids – Part 0: Measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids
IEC 60118-4:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV (Consolidated Version)
Electroacoustics – Hearing aids – Part 4: Induction-loop systems for hearing aid purposes – System performance requirements
IEC 62489-1:2010+AMD1:2014+AMD2:2017 CSV (Consolidated Version)
Electroacoustics – Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing – Part 1: Methods of measuring and specifying the performance of system components
Electroacoustics – Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing – Part 2: Methods of calculating and measuring the low-frequency magnetic field emissions from the loop for assessing conformity with guidelines on limits for human exposure
IEC TR 63079:2017
Code of practice for hearing-loop systems (HLS)
ETSI EN 300 422-4 V2.1.1 (2017-05)
Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 4: Assistive Listening Devices including personal sound amplifiers and inductive systems up to 3 GHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
IHLMA Position on Neck Loops and Cardiac Pacemakers
IHLMA recognises a concern expressed by some medical professionals of a potential for interface with cardiac pacemakers from the magnetic fields that exist in very close proximity to the wiring of a neck loop…
The care and feeding of neck loops for assistive hearing
A neck loop is a personal induction loop about 230 mm in diameter, intended to be used with a static or hand-held source of audio signals and transmit them magnetically to the user’s one or two hearing aids equipped with telecoils….
Hearing Loops and Telecoils: When will they become obselete?
The International Hearing Access Committee (IHAC) aims to estimate the time a transition from the existing audio transmission to telecoils via hearing loop (HL) and other assistive listening systems (ALS) to a platform of digital audio streaming direct into hearing aids, will likely take.