Measurements of middle-ear function in the Mongolian gerbil, a specialized mammalian ear.

@article{Rosowski1999MeasurementsOM,
  title={Measurements of middle-ear function in the Mongolian gerbil, a specialized mammalian ear.},
  author={John J. Rosowski and Michael E. Ravicz and S.-H. Teoh and D T Flandermeyer},
  journal={Audiology & neuro-otology},
  year={1999},
  volume={4 3-4},
  pages={129-36}
}
The middle ear of the Mongolian gerbil is thought to be specialized so that it can hear the 3,000-Hz and lower sounds produced by approaching predators. Evidence in the literature suggests several specializations: (1) an effect of the large middle-ear air spaces in the gerbil is to increase the sensitivity of this ear to sounds of 3, 000 Hz and lower in frequency; (2) the combined action of the middle-ear cavity and the significant pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane in the gerbil ear… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 21 extracted citations

Low-Frequency Finite-Element Modeling of the Gerbil Middle Ear

Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology • 2006
View 17 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Finite-Element Modelling of the Response of the Gerbil Middle Ear to Sound

Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology • 2015
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Effect of Opening Middle-Ear Cavity on Vibrations of Gerbil Tympanic Membrane

Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology • 2014
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…