Functionality of cochlear micromechanics - As elucidated by upward spread of masking and two tone suppression

D. Sen, J. B. Allen

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Abstract

The effect of increasing the level of a low frequency masker on higher frequency probes can be observed in three paradigms: psychophysically (termed Upward Spread of Masking or USM), mechanically on the basilar membrane (Basilar Membrane Two Tone Suppression or BM-2TS) as well as neuro-physiologically at the auditory neurons (Neural Two Tone Suppression or Neural-2TS). This paper reviews various experimental USM, Neural-2TS and BM-2TS data with the aim of shedding light into the underlying physiological mechanisms in the cochlea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalAcoustics Australia
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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