Lecture Notes in Biomathematics

Peripheral Auditory Mechanisms

Proceedings of a conference held at Boston University, Boston, MA, August 13–16, 1985

Editors: Allen, J.B., Hall, J.L., Hubbard, A., Neely, S.T., Tubis, A. (Eds.)

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How weIl can we model experimental observations of the peripheral auditory system'? What theoretical predictions can we make that might be tested'? It was with these questions in mind that we organized the 1985 Mechanics of Hearing Workshop, to bring together auditory researchers to compare models with experimental observations. Tbe workshop forum was inspired by the very successful 1983 Mechanics of Hearing Workshop in Delft [1]. Boston University was chosen as the site of our meeting because of the Boston area's role as a center for hearing research in this country. We made a special effort at this meeting to attract students from around the world, because without students this field will not progress. Financial support for the workshop was provided in part by grant BNS- 8412878 from the National Science Foundation. Modeling is a traditional strategy in science and plays an important role in the scientific method. Models are the bridge between theory and experiment. Tbey test the assumptions made in experimental designs. They are built on experimental results, and they may be used to test hypotheses and predict experimental results. Tbe latter is the scientific method at its best. Cochlear function is very complicated. For this reason, models play animportant role. One goal of modeling is to gain understanding, but the necessary mathematical tools are often formidably complex. An ex am pie of this is found in cochlear macromechanics.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • The Effectiveness of External and Middle Ears in Coupling Acoustic Power into the Cochlea

    Rosowski, J. J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Spatial Distribution of Sound Pressure in the Ear Canal

    Stinson, Michael R.

    Pages 13-20

  • The Impulse Response Vibration of the Human Ear Drum

    Svane-Knudsen, Viggo (et al.)

    Pages 21-27

  • Formulation and Analysis of a Dynamic Fiber Composite Continuum Model of the Tympanic Membrane

    Rabbitt, Richard D. (et al.)

    Pages 28-35

  • How Do Contractions of the Stapedius Muscle Alter the Acoustic Properties of the Ear?

    Pang, X. D. (et al.)

    Pages 36-43

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peripheral Auditory Mechanisms
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a conference held at Boston University, Boston, MA, August 13–16, 1985
Editors
  • J.B. Allen
  • J.L. Hall
  • A. Hubbard
  • S.T. Neely
  • A. Tubis
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Biomathematics
Series Volume
64
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-50038-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-50038-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-16095-3
Series ISSN
0341-633X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 402
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