Cochlear delays and traveling waves: Comments on 'experimental look at cochlear mechanics': [A. Dancer, audiology 1992;31:301-312]: Ruggero

Mario A. Ruggero*

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Abstract

In a recent publication [Audiology 1992;31:301-312], A. Dancer argued that direct and indirect measures of basilar membrane motion are more consistent with theories of cochlear resonance than with the traveling-wave theory. The present communication reviews empirical evidence that contradicts Dancer's argument. Such evidence - recordings of mechanical responses of the basilar and Reissner's membranes to sound -strongly supports the existence of displacement waves that propagate on the basilar membrane from the base of the cochlea toward its apex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Basilar membrane
  • Cochlear mechanics
  • Propagation delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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