Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Important Revision of ANSI S3.6-1989:ANSI S3.6-1996 American National Standards Specification for Audiometers

Author(s) Tao Jiang, MSc
Volume 22
Number 1
Year 1998
Page(s) 5-9
Language English
Keywords audiometer
Abstract The American National Standard Specification for Audiometers is one of the most important documents in terms of defining the technical characteristics of audiometers and calibration procedures. In 1996, ANSI S3.6-1996, a revision of ANSI S3.6-1989, was published. A number of major changes, such as establishing the reference equivalent threshold sound pressure levels (RETSPLs) for insert earphones, sound field audiometry, and extended high-frequency testing were instituted in the new standard. This article briefly reviews changes in the new standard and its important impact on the use of audiometers for the profession of audiology.

L'American National Standard Specification for Audiometers est l'un des plus importants documents relativement à la définition des caractéristiques techniques des audiomètres et des méthodes d'étalonnage connexes. En 1996, l'ANSI S3.6-1996, révision de l'ANSI S3.6-1989, a été publiée. La nouvelle norme incorpore plusieurs changements importants, notamment l'établissement des RETSPL (niveaux de pression acoustique au seuil de l'équivalent de référence) pour écouteurs intra-auriculaires, l'audiométrie en champ sonore et le test fait à très hautes fréquences. Cet article donne un aperçu des changements et de leurs incidences éventuelles sur l'utilisation des audiomètres en audiologies.
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