In our day-to-day lives, whether consciously or unconsciously, we are continuously exposed to acoustics – the science of sound – through a wide variety of hearing experiences. Our ears are always open and receive not only desirable signals but also undesirable ones in the form of noise. As surveys have shown , noise is among the most frequently mentioned types of environmental pollution; it is also known to be detrimental to health. Noise-induced hearing loss is only the most apparent manifestation of this problem .
Sufficiently accurate reference values and reliable measuring equipment are required to objectively measure and evaluate sound; both prerequisites are fulfilled due to the activities of the acoustics laboratory at METAS.
Our measurement services encompass a wide variety of acoustic quantities and measuring equipment.
Calibration / Verification / Type examination / Type approval / Conformity testing
- sound measuring instrumentation
- sound level meters
- sound analysers
- octave / third octave filters
- measuring microphones
- multifunction calibrators
- artificial ears
- artificial mastoids
- sound sources
- acoustic warning devices
METAS has been mandated by the FSIO to keep a list of all the hearing aids for which the social insurances will pay a fixed amount to the insured in accordance with the ordinances applicable (in force since 1 July 2011).
Last modification 08.12.2022
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