The use of psychophysical tuning curves to explore dead regions in the cochlea.

@article{Moore2001TheUO,
  title={The use of psychophysical tuning curves to explore dead regions in the cochlea.},
  author={Brian C. J. Moore and J. I. Alcantara},
  journal={Ear and hearing},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={268-78}
}
OBJECTIVE "Dead regions" are regions in the cochlea with no functioning inner hair cells (IHCs) and/or neurons. Amplification (using a hearing aid) over a frequency range corresponding to a dead region may not be beneficial and may even impair speech intelligibility. The objective of this article is to illustrate the use of psychophysical tuning curves (PTCs) as a tool for investigating dead regions and to illustrate the variety of audiogram configurations that can be associated with dead… CONTINUE READING