Active Processes and Otoacoustic Emissions in Hearing

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Geoffrey A. Manley, Richard R Fay
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 20, 2007 - Science - 484 pages
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Sounds that are actually produced by healthy ears allow researchers and clinicians to study hearing and cochlear function noninvasively in both animals and humans. This book presents the first serious review of the biological basis of these otoacoustic emissions. Active processes, such as those in hair cells that produce emissions, represent a burgeoning and important area of sensory research. By providing a basis for understanding how and why otoacoustic emissions testing works through a basic understanding of general hearing processes, this volume will also interest clinicians, particularly otolaryngologists and audiologists.

 

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Contents

Concepts and Origins
1
A Short History of the Discovery of Active Processes in Hearing
39
Critical Oscillators as Active Elements in Hearing
63
Active HairBundle Motility of the Hair Cells of Vestibular and Auditory Organs
93
The Morphological Specializations and Electromotility of the Mammalian Outer Hair Cell
145
Active Processes in Insect Hearing
191
Otoacoustic Emissions in Amphibians Lepidosaurs and Archosaurs
211
Basic Studies in Mammalian Models
261
Mechanisms of Mammalian Otoacoustic Emission
305
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in the Efferent Control of Cochlear Nonlinearities
343
Cochlear Models Incorporating Active Processes
381
Relationships Between Otoacoustic and Psychophysical Measures of Cochlear Function
395
Otoacoustic Emissions as a Diagnostic Tool in a Clinical Context
421
Future Directions in the Study of Active Processes and Otoacoustic Emissions
461
Index
473
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Manley is Professor and Head of Zoology at the Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany.

Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.

Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.

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