Sound-induced artifact in cochlear blood flow measurements using the laser Doppler flowmeter

P. R. Thorne, A. L. Nuttall, F. Scheibe, J. M. Miller

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The laser Doppler flowmeter has been shown to give a response from the cochlea during high intensity acoustic stimulation which is not related to blood flow through the cochlea. The magnitude of this response depends upon the intensity and frequency of stimulation and the location of the probe on the cochlea. Evidence is presented that the response is derived from the vibration of cochlear tissue and/or the bony cochlear shell during acoustic stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalHearing Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 31 1987



  • Blood flow
  • Cochlea
  • Laser Doppler flowmeter
  • Sound stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems

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