List of published standards relevant to remote test administration

Remote testing often involves performing tests outside of a controlled laboratory environment using equipment and procedures that would not typically be used in experiments. There are numerous published standards addressing measurement procedures, equipment specifications, calculations, and technical definitions relevant to auditory testing. In the lab, standard procedures are used to promote replicability and because they represent best practices, but it is not always feasible or desirable to follow standard procedures for remote testing. However, standards can be useful for remote testing by providing a baseline for comparison, identifying relevant factors to consider when altering procedures, and serving as the basis for the design on novel procedures. An example is the use of standards-compliant dosimeters with TabSINT in order to measure, rather than control, room noise during testing. The following list of standards address many of the practical issues that must be considered in remote testing.

Sound Level Measurement

ANSI/ASA S1.1 2013

Acoustical terminology

ANSI/ASA S1.4 1983

Specification of sound level meters

ANSI/ASA S1.6 2016

Preferred frequencies and filter band center frequencies for acoustical measurements

ANSI/ASA S1.11 2004

Octave-band and fractional-octave-band analog and digital filters

ANSI/ASA S1.13 2020

Measuring sound pressure levels in air

ANSI/ASA S1.25 1991

Specification for personal noise dosimeters

ANSI/ASA S1.42 2020

Design response of weighting networks for acoustical measurements

ANSI/ASA S12.2 2019

Criteria for evaluating room noise

ANSI/ASA S12.51 (ISO 3741) 2012

Acoustics – Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure – Precision methods for reverberation test rooms

ANSI/ASA S12.65 2006

Rating noise with respect to speech interference

ANSI/ASA S12.72 2015

Procedure for measuring the ambient noise level in a room


ANSI/ASA S3.1 1999

Maximum permissible ambient noise levels for audiometric test rooms

ANSI/ASA S3.6 2018

Specification for audiometers

ANSI/ASA S3.7 2016

Method for measurement and calibration of earphones

ANSI/ASA S3.21 2004

Methods for manual pure-tone threshold audiometry

ANSI/ASA S3.52 2016

Measurements of the threshold of hearing and signal detectability in a sound field

ISO 389 2017

Acoustics – Reference zero for the calibration of audiometric equipment

ISO 7029 2017

Acoustics – Statistical distribution of hearing thresholds as a function of age

Speech Measurement

ANSI/ASA S3.2 2009

Measuring the intelligibility of speech over communication systems

ANSI/ASA S3.4 2004

Procedure for the computation of loudness of steady sound

ANSI/ASA S3.5 1997

Method for the calculation of the speech intelligibility index

Sound Quality

ITU-R BS.1534-1 2015

Method for the subjective assessment of intermediate quality level of coding systems