A physiological Signal Transmission Model to be used for Specific Diagnosis of Cochlear Impairments
2011 (English)In: WHAT FIRE IS IN MINE EARS: PROGRESS IN AUDITORY BIOMECHANICS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL MECHANICS OF HEARING WORKSHOP / [ed] Shera, CA; Olson, ES, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2011, Vol. 1403, 369-373 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Many of the sophisticated characteristics of human auditory system are attributed to cochlea. Also, most of patients with a hearing loss suffer from impairments that originate from cochlea (sensorineural). Despite this, today's clinical diagnostic methods do not probe the specific origins of such cochlear lesions. The aim of this research is to introduce a physiological signal transmission model to be clinically used as a tool for diagnosis of cochlear losses. This model enables simulation of different bio‐mechano‐electrical processes which occur in the auditory organ of Corti inside the cochlea. What makes this model different from many available computational models is its loyalty to physiology since the ultimate goal is to model each single physiological phenomenon. This includes passive BM vibration, outer hair cells' performances such as nonlinear mechanoelectrical transduction (MET), active amplifications by somatic motor, as well as vibration to neural conversion at the inner hair cells.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2011. Vol. 1403, 369-373 p.
cochlear mechanics, auditory model, cochlear hearing loss, sensorineural, presbyacusis, stria vascularis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76599DOI: 10.1063/1.3658113ISI: 000301945200062OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76599DiVA: diva2:515361
11th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, Williams Coll, Williamstown, MA, USA, JUL 16-22, 2011
ProjectsHEAD hearing and deafness, IHV