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Central tinnitus is used herein either to designate a tinnitus that originates in the central auditory system, or to refer to a component of a peripherally generated tinnitus that is exaggerated by auditory brain mechanisms. Findings from several research areas contribute to this analysis of central tinnitus. The inferior colliculus, in particular, is(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine if permanent, sound-induced hearing loss altered behaviorally measured thresholds for the detection of electrical stimulation applied to auditory nuclei. Electrodes were placed in cochlear nucleus and inferior colliculus in four cats. Behaviorally measured thresholds for the detection of brief trains of electrical(More)
Frequency-following responses, with latencies circa 6 msec, were recorded from five normal-hearing human subjects to brief 500 c/sec tone bursts presented monaurally. The frequency-following responses appear as peaks occurring at 2 msec intervals superimposed on a slow wave (pedestal-like) component. Comparisons were made between the frequency-following(More)
The auditory temporal integration function was studied with the objective of improving both its quantitative description and the specification of its principle independent variable, stimulus duration. In Sec. I, temporal integration data from 20 studies were subjected to uniform analyses using standardized definitions of duration and two models of temporal(More)
Temporal integration functions obtained from human subjects with sensorineural hearing loss have shallower slopes than the functions obtained from normal-hearing subjects. The present investigation was designed to explore this relation in animals in order to compare normal-hearing cats and humans. Auditory temporal integration functions were measured for(More)
  • G M Gerken
  • 1979
Data are reported for seven cats with a total of 29 electrodes permanently placed in or near the cochlear nucleus, the superior olivary complex, the nucleus of the inferior colliculus, and the medial geniculate body. Detection thresholds for pulsate electrical stimuli were measured using an operant behavioral procedure. Electrical stimulation thresholds(More)
Each of three young-adult female cats with normal hearing received a total of eight permanent electrodes which were implanted bilaterally in cochlear nucleus (CN) and inferior colliculus (IC). Three experiments were performed using behaviorally measured thresholds for electrical stimulation of CN and IC. In Expt. 1, electrical stimulation thresholds (in dB(More)
Temporal integration functions were measured, before and after a sound-induced hearing loss, in 5 cats using trains of electrical pulses applied to auditory nuclei in the brainstem. The 8 stimuli ranged from 1 pulse (0.25 ms duration) to 16 pulses (0.25 ms pulses spaced over 240 ms). The stimuli were applied to inferior colliculus or cochlear nucleus via(More)
Alterations in the probe evoked auditory brain-stem response (ABR) were evaluated in 15 normal-hearing subjects using several stimulus configurations in a tone-on-tone forward-masking paradigm. The stimulus parameters manipulated in the study included: masker frequency; relative intensity of the masker; overall intensity of the masker-probe pair; and masker(More)
The auditory brain stem response (ABR) was recorded in human subjects using the stimulus configuration of a tone-on-tone forward-masking paradigm, but with all stimuli at suprathreshold levels. A masking stimulus preceded, by delta t msec, the probe stimulus which elicited the ABR. The latency vs. delta t functions for waves III and V were essentially(More)