The elastic structure of the cochlear partition

T.S.A. Jaffer, H. Kunov, W. Wong

Abstract


The inclusion of structural elasticity amongst the resonant sections of the standard cochlear model is examined. An immediate implication of adding such mechanics is the production of realistic 2f1-f2 distortion product octoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) with properties similar to those found in clinical recordings. Since the structural coupling is not dependent on any active mechanism, simulation provides an answer as to how dead ears produce cubic DPOAEs.

Keywords


Acoustic distortion; Acoustic noise; Audition; Biological organs; Cells; Diagnosis; Molecular structure; Molecular vibrations; Pathology; Tissue; Acoustic Emission; Cochlear partition; Cochlear sensory epithelium; Dead ears; Distortion product acoustic emission; Eardrum; Elastic structure; Hearing dysfunction; Human ear; Motile hair cell

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