Hearing range of the domestic cat

  title={Hearing range of the domestic cat},
  author={Rickye S. Heffner and Henry E. Heffner},
  journal={Hearing Research},

Hearing ranges of laboratory animals.

  • H. HeffnerR. Heffner
  • Physics
    Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS
  • 2007
Variation in the hearing ranges of common laboratory animals is described to describe the variation in high- and low-frequency hearing.

Primate hearing from a mammalian perspective.

  • R. Heffner
  • Biology, Physics
    The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology
  • 2004
Multiple lines of evidence support the view that sound localization is the selective pressure on smaller primates and on other mammals with short interaural distances for hearing high frequencies.

Structure and Function in Sound Discrimination Among Vertebrates

A sense of hearing can only be demonstrated and described through an analysis of sound’s effects on behavior, and the study of the historical evolution of the sense of hear seems impossible.

Hearing, vocalization and the external ear of a marsupial, the Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus

As part of a continuing study of the development of the marsupial auditory system, auditory brainstem responses (ABR) were recorded and an ABR audiogram was constructed for five female Northern

Prestin and high frequency hearing in mammals

Whether similar signatures of prestin protein sequence evolution also occur in mammals that possess high frequency hearing for passive localization, and, conversely, whether this gene has undergone less change in mammal that lack high frequency hear.



Auditory Thresholds of the Cat

The auditory thresholds of the cat have been obtained by the conditioned response method. Tests were made for frequencies from 62.5 to 60 000 cps. The upper limit of the cat's hearing is in the

Hearing in mammals: the least weasel

The high- frequencies hearing ability of the least weasel lends additional support to the relationship between functional interaural distance and high-frequency hearing, whereas its sensitivity to low frequencies in the absence of obvious morphological specialization of the middle ear makes the leastWeasel unusual among small mammals.

Hearing in two cricetid rodents: wood rat (Neotoma floridana) and grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster).

The inability of the grasshopper mouse to hear low frequencies as well as other desert rodents such as kangaroo rats and gerbils demonstrates that not all rodents found in deserts have developed good low-frequency hearing.

Temporal integration of pure tones in the cat

Determination of Absolute‐Intensity Thresholds and Frequency‐Difference Thresholds in Cats

The lower density of hair cells for the cat, coupled with its shorter basilar membrane, may account for its poor frequency discrimination and there appears to be no direct relation between ganglion‐cell density and frequency discrimination.

The evolution of human hearing.

Five descriptive parameters of hearing—high‐frequency and low‐frequency sensitivity, lowest threshold. best frequency, and area of the audible field—are compared statistically, first, among mammals

XVII Auditory Sensitivity and the Magnitude of the Cochlear Potential

  • T. McGill
  • Physics
    The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
  • 1959
The electrical theory of auditory nerve stimulation, as presented by Wever, has gained wide acceptance among acoustic scientists in recent years and is stated quite simply.

Auditory reaction time and absolute threshold in cat.

Both threshold and reaction time were influenced by the test and stimulus conditions, and the reaction‐time/titration threshold procedure appears to be an effective method for use with the cat.

Behavioral system and apparatus for tone-detection and choice reaction times in the cat.

An efficacious operant-conditioning procedure for psychophysical experiments with cats was described and Detectability was directly related, and median RT for correct "Yes" responses inversely related, to tone sound pressure.