James M. Harte

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A quantitative model is presented that describes the formation of auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) to tone pulses, clicks, and rising chirps as a function of stimulation level. The model computes the convolution of the instantaneous discharge rates using the "humanized" nonlinear auditory-nerve model of Zilany and Bruce [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122, 402-417(More)
The click-evoked otoacoustic emission (CEOAE) level-curve grows linearly for clicks below 40-60 dB and saturates for higher inputs. This study investigates dynamic (i.e., time-dependent) features of the CEOAE level-curve by presenting a suppressor-click less than 8 ms before the test-click. An alteration of the CEOAE level-curve, designated here as temporal(More)
This study investigates temporal suppression of click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (CEOAEs), occurring when a suppressor-click is presented close in time to a test-click (e.g. 0-8ms). Various temporal suppression methods for examining temporal changes in cochlear compression were evaluated and measured here for seven subjects, both for short- and(More)
Different attempts have been made to directly measure frequency specific basilar membrane (BM) delays in animals, e.g., laser velocimetry of BM vibrations and auditory nerve fiber recordings. The present study uses otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) to estimate BM delay non-invasively in normal-hearing humans. Tone bursts(More)
Respiratory disease is the leading cause of death in the UK. Methods for assessing pulmonary function and chest wall movement are essential for accurate diagnosis, as well as monitoring response to treatment, operative procedures and rehabilitation. Despite this, there is a lack of low-cost devices for rapid assessment. Spirometry is used to measure air(More)
This study investigates whether time-dependent compression mechanisms in the cochlea are necessary to explain dynamic properties of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). Dynamic properties of click-evoked OAEs (CEOAEs) have been observed in temporal suppression; the effect where the CEOAE magnitude is reduced when a click is presented less than 10 ms before the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims were to 1) establish which of the four algorithms for estimating residual noise level and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) perform better in terms of post-average wave-V peak latency and amplitude errors and 2) determine whether SNR or noise floor is a better stop criterion where the outcome measure is(More)
A comprehensive set of results from double click suppression experiments on otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) have been presented by Hine and Thornton [1] and Kapadia and Lutman [2]. They found that suppression of a click-evoked otoacoustic emission (CEOAE) varied with the timing and level of a suppressor-click presented close in time to the test-click. Maximal(More)
OBJECTIVE Hearing threshold levels have been estimated successfully in the clinic using the objective EEG-based technique of auditory steady state response (ASSR). The recent method of ear-EEG could enable ASSR hearing tests to be made in everyday life, rather than in a specialized clinic, enabling cheaper and easier monitoring of audiometric thresholds(More)
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