Obvious and 'hidden' waves in the cochlea

Egbert D.E. Boer, Alfred L. Nuttall

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Abstract

We have tried to shed more light on the amplification process in the cochlea by measuring properties of 'hidden waves', i.e. waves produced by the assembly of OHC-generated pressure sources and not by stimulation at the stapes. From experiments we have confirmed that hidden waves have properties that cannot always be explained by a 'classical' model of the cochlea - a model in which BM dynamics is described by a point-impedance function. Therefore, we have considered a non-classical model with feed-forward, where excitation of each OHC comes from a somewhat more basal location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConcepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing - Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, MoH 2008
EditorsDavid T. Kemp, Nigel P. Cooper
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages34-40
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789812833778
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing - Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing, MoH 2008 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 27 2008Jul 31 2008

Publication series

NameConcepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing - Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, MoH 2008

Conference

Conference10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing - Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing, MoH 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle
Period7/27/087/31/08

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  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Boer, E. D. E., & Nuttall, A. L. (2008). Obvious and 'hidden' waves in the cochlea. In D. T. Kemp, & N. P. Cooper (Eds.), Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing - Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, MoH 2008 (pp. 34-40). (Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing - Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, MoH 2008). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.