Hearing protectors - Testing - Part 2: Acoustic test methods

This document specifies acoustic test methods for hearing protectors. The purpose of these tests is to enable assessment of the performance of the hearing protector as specified in the appropriate product standard.

Gehörschützer - Prüfung - Teil 2: Akustische Prüfverfahren

Dieses Dokument legt akustischen Prüfverfahren für Gehörschützer fest. Zweck dieser Prüfungen ist, die Beurteilung der Leistungsfähigkeit des Gehörschützers, wie sie in der jeweiligen Produktnorm festgelegt ist, zu ermöglichen.

Protecteurs individuels contre le bruit - Essais - Partie 2 : Méthodes d'essai acoustique

Le présent document décrit des méthodes d'essai acoustique des protecteurs contre le bruit. L'objectif de ces essais est de permettre l'évaluation des performances du protecteur contre le bruit comme spécifiées dans la norme de produit appropriée.

Varovala sluha - Preskušanje - 2. del: Akustične preskusne metode

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 13819-2:2021
01-januar-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 13819-2:2003
Varovala sluha - Preskušanje - 2. del: Akustične preskusne metode
Hearing protectors - Testing - Part 2: Acoustic test methods
Gehörschützer - Prüfung - Teil 2: Akustische Prüfverfahren

Protecteurs individuels contre le bruit - Essais - Partie 2: Méthodes d'essai acoustique

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 13819-2:2020
ICS:
13.340.20 Varovalna oprema za glavo Head protective equipment
SIST EN 13819-2:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 13819-2:2021
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SIST EN 13819-2:2021
EN 13819-2
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
November 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.20 Supersedes EN 13819-2:2002
English Version
Hearing protectors - Testing - Part 2: Acoustic test
methods

Protecteurs individuels contre le bruit - Essais - Partie Gehörschützer - Prüfung - Teil 2: Akustische

2 : Méthodes d'essai acoustique Prüfverfahren
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 24 February 2020.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
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CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2020 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 13819-2:2020 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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SIST EN 13819-2:2021
EN 13819-2:2020 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1 Insertion loss (earmuffs only) .................................................................................................................... 6

4.1.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.1.2 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1.3 Procedure........................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1.4 Report .................................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.2 Sound attenuation ........................................................................................................................................... 7

4.2.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................................. 7

4.2.2 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.2.3 Procedure........................................................................................................................................................... 7

4.2.4 Report .................................................................................................................................................................. 9

Annex A (informative) Uncertainty of measurement and interpretation of test results ................ 11

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 13

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SIST EN 13819-2:2021
EN 13819-2:2020 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 13819-2:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 159 “Hearing

protectors”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May 2021, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by May 2021.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document will supersede EN 13819-2:2002.

In comparison with the previous edition, the following technical modifications have been made:

— 4.2.3 some details on the test procedure for the sound attenuation of earplugs and custom moulded

earplugs added;

— 4.3 of EN 13819-2:2002 (Sound level effective to the ear (earmuffs only)) deleted;

— Annex ZA of EN 13819-2:2002 deleted.

The technical changes referred to include the significant technical changes from the European Standard

revised but is not an exhaustive list of all modifications from the previous edition.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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EN 13819-2:2020 (E)
Introduction

This document specifies procedures for the testing of personal hearing protection devices in relation to

Regulation (EU) 2016/425 - Personal Protective Equipment.

A series of standards EN 352 describes product requirements of hearing protectors:

— EN 352-1, Hearing protectors — General requirements — Part 1: Earmuffs
— EN 352-2, Hearing protectors — General requirements — Part 2: Earplugs

— EN 352-3, Hearing protectors — General requirements — Part 3: Earmuffs attached to head

protection and/or face protection devices

— EN 352-4, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 4: Level-dependent earmuffs

— EN 352-5, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 5: Active noise reduction earmuffs

— EN 352-6, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 6: Earmuffs with safety-related audio

input

— EN 352-7, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 7: Level-dependent earplugs

— EN 352-8, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 8: Entertainment audio earmuffs

— EN 352-9, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 9: Earplugs with safety-related audio

input

— EN 352-10, Hearing protectors — Safety requirements — Part 10: Entertainment audio earplugs

Test methods for these requirements are described in the series of standards EN 13819:

— EN 13819-1, Hearing protectors — Testing — Part 1: Physical test methods
— EN 13819-2, Hearing protectors — Testing — Part 2: Acoustic test methods

— EN 13819-3, Hearing protectors — Testing — Part 3: Supplementary acoustic test methods

An associated standard EN 458 covers selection, use, care and maintenance of hearing protectors.

EN 13819-2 is intended as a supplement to the specific product standards for hearing protectors.

4.1 specifies a method of measuring the insertion loss of earmuffs using an acoustic test fixture.

4.2 specifies a method of measuring the sound attenuation of hearing protectors using human test

subjects.

The performance requirements are given in the hearing protector product standard.

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EN 13819-2:2020 (E)
1 Scope

This document specifies acoustic test methods for hearing protectors. The purpose of these tests is to

enable assessment of the performance of the hearing protector as specified in the appropriate product

standard.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN ISO 4869-1:2018, Acoustics — Hearing protectors — Part 1: Subjective method for the measurement

of sound attenuation (ISO 4869-1:2018)

EN ISO 4869-2:2018, Acoustics — Hearing protectors — Part 2: Estimation of effective A-weighted sound

pressure levels when hearing protectors are worn (ISO 4869-2:2018)

EN ISO 4869-3:2007, Acoustics — Hearing protectors — Part 3: Measurement of insertion loss of ear-muff

type protectors using an acoustic test fixture (ISO 4869-3:2007)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
acoustic test fixture
ATF

device that approximates certain dimensions of an average adult human head and is used for measuring

the insertion loss of earmuffs

[SOURCE: EN ISO 4869-3:2007, 3.4, modified – The words “and is used for measuring the insertion loss

of earmuffs” have been added. The note has been deleted.]
3.2
insertio
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