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The purpose of this study was to identify, using computational models, the vocal fold parameters which are most influential in determining the vibratory characteristics of the vocal folds. The sensitivities of vocal folds modal frequencies to variations model parameters were used to determine the most influential parameters. A detailed finite element model(More)
The incompressibility and planar displacement assumptions were used to reduce the number of independent tissue parameters required for the characterization of a structural model of the vocal folds. The influence of these simplifying assumptions on the vibratory properties of the model was investigated. The purpose was to provide estimates of the error(More)
The influence of key dimensional parameters, motion constraints, and boundary conditions on the modal properties of an idealized, continuum model of the vocal folds was investigated. The Ritz method and the finite element method were used for the analysis. The model's vibratory modes were determined to be most sensitive to changes in the anterior-posterior(More)
—We present an efficient and scalable scheme for implementing agent-based modeling (ABM) simulation with In Situ visualization of large complex systems on heterogeneous computing platforms. The scheme is designed to make optimal use of the resources available on a heterogeneous platform consisting of a multicore CPU and a GPU, resulting in minimal to no(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) computer models of the human larynx are useful tools for research and for eventual clinical applications. Recently, computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been used to recreate realistic models of human larynx. In the present study, CT images were used to create computer models of vocal folds,(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of wind noise at the output of in-the-ear, in-the-canal, and completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. The hearing aids were programed to have linear amplification with matching flat frequency responses for directional (DIR) and omnidirectional (OMNI) microphones. The microphone output was then(More)
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