[Biomechanics of the middle ear].

  title={[Biomechanics of the middle ear].},
  author={Armand Dancer and R H Franke},
  journal={Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie},
  volume={116 1},
We describe the main biomechanical characteristics of the middle ear in man and in animals. Physical principles of functionment, tympano-ossicular displacements, acoustic reflex, adaptation of impedance, transfer function of the middle ear, middle ear as an acoustic power transformer... are presented. Practical consequences for the hearing sensitivity, the… CONTINUE READING