New insights in the evaluation of cochlear impairment.

  • H Davis
  • Published 1984 in
    The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology…


A major new insight into cochlear mechanisms is the recognition of an active process, the cochlear amplifier, that contributes energy to the mechanical movement of the basilar membrane at low sound intensities. The extra energy makes possible the great sensitivity of hearing and also the very sharp tuning of individual neural units, ie, the tips of their… (More)


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