:: Volume 5, Issue 1 And 2 (5 1998) ::
aud 1998, 5(1 And 2): 33-35 Back to browse issues page
A new theory of hearing
Nematollah Rouh bakhsh
Abstract:   (7618 Views)

Recent studies have demonstrated that outer hair cells play two functional roles in the ear: one is the sensory function and the other is motor one. The function of OHCs in being trigered with very poor signals can not be overlooked. This mechanism would lead in improving the sensitivity of the ear. As stimulus intensity increases, little by little, OHC will reach its saturation level and finally the amplification effect decreases.Otoacoustic emissions could be reverberations produced by the responses of outer hair cells .Any decrease in the number of OHCs can cause a mechanical split in the fine tuning mechanism of the organ of corti and result in hearing loss.

Keywords: Otoacoustic emissions, fine tuning, new theory of hearing, outer hair cells, amplification effect
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Accepted: 2013/09/28 | Published: 2017/12/19


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