Cochlear potentials: A status report

P. Dallos*

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A brief overview of sensory receptor processes is given, and cochlear potentials (cochlear microphonic and summating potentials) are discussed in this general context. The problem of the identification of the sources of potential components from gross recordings is stressed and examples relating to microphonic phase and amplitude are given. Some recent results on identifying the source and mechanism of microphonic production are mentioned, as are new evidence concerning the composition of the summating potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-41
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1972


  • Cochlear electrophysiology
  • Cochlear microphonic
  • Difference and average components
  • Sensory receptor processes
  • Source of potential components
  • Summating potential
  • Whole-nerve action potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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