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Reference hearing threshold levels for CE-Chirp® stimuli

10 mins
07 February 2022


Summary of: Gøtsche-Rasmussen, K., Poulsen, T., & Elberling, C. (2012). Reference hearing threshold levels for chirp signals delivered by an ER-3A insert earphoneInternational journal of audiology51(11), 794–799.

This paper describes a reference study in which the behavioural thresholds to chirp stimuli are measured in a large group of normal-hearing individuals. The test group consists of 25 young adults (N = 50 ears) and the measurements are in compliance with the recommendations given in the ISO 389-9 standard. The test signals are the CE-Chirp and the four octave-band chirps, which are presented at two repetition rates, 20 and 90 stimuli/s, and using the ER-3A insert earphone. The calibration values are reported in dB p.e. SPL in the occluded-ear simulator. The results are similar to those from another investigation (PTB-study) and the values from the two, independent studies are therefore relevant for a future extension of the existing ISO 389-6 standard, which presently provides reference calibration values for standardized click and tone-burst stimuli delivered from various earphones.

Related course: An Introduction to the CE-Chirp®


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