Simulation of Bone-Conducted Sound Transmission in a Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Model of a Human Skull
2015 (English)In: MECHANICS OF HEARING: PROTEIN TO PERCEPTION, AMER INST PHYSICS , 2015, Vol. 1703, no 060014Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Bone conduction (BC) is the transmission of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. This type of transmission is used in humans fitted with BC hearing aids as well as to classify between conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. The objective of the present study is to develop a finite-element (FE) model of the human skull based on cryosectional images of a female cadaver head in order to gain better understanding of the sound transmission. Further, the BC behavior was validated in terms of sound transmission against experimental data published in the literature. Results showed the responses of the simulated skull FE model were consistent with the experimentally reported data.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER INST PHYSICS , 2015. Vol. 1703, no 060014
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127071DOI: 10.1063/1.4939369ISI: 000372065400056ISBN: 978-0-7354-1350-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127071DiVA: diva2:919352
12th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing.23–29 June 2014 Cape Sounio, Greece