Towards understanding the specifics of cochlear hearing loss: a modelling approach
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, Vol. 47, no suppl 2, 10-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It is well known that two patients suffering from a sensorineural hearing loss with similar audiograms can benefit significantly differently from amplified hearing even if the same settings of the hearing aids are used. The origin of this problem is complex but one part can be caused by the diagnosis itself; all inner-ear hearing losses are assumed similar. Such hypothesis is a simplification that probably leads to suboptimal hearing-aid fitting. For a better understanding of the signal degeneration caused by a cochlear lesion a model layout of the signal transmission in the peripheral hearing organ is presented. This model differentiates between processes in the inner ear caused by the outer hair cells, the inner hair cells, and the endocochlear potential driving the system. The model is intended to predict alteration of the signal caused by different types of cochlear lesions. Ultimately, the model may lead to improved hearing aids and fittings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 47, no suppl 2, 10-15 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43616DOI: 10.1080/14992020802307396Local ID: 74402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43616DiVA: diva2:264476