Effect of middle-ear pathology on high-frequency ear-canal reflectance measurements in the frequency and time domains

Gabrielle R. Merchant, Jonathan H. Siegel, Stephen T. Neely, John J. Rosowski, Hideko H. Nakajima

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Abstract

Wideband immittance and reflectance have not been well described at frequencies above 6-8 kHz, and past analyses of these measurements have focused on the responses to stimulus frequencies below 3-4...kHz, while ignoring high-frequency or time-domain information. This work uses a novel approach to measure reflectance that utilizes high-frequency signals and analyzes reflectance in both the frequency and the time domains. Experiments were performed with fresh normal human temporal bones before and after simulating various middle-ear pathologies. In addition to experimental data, novel model analyses were used to obtain fitted parameter values of middle-ear elements that vary systematically due to simulations and thus may have diagnostic implications. Our results show that high-frequency measurements improve temporal resolution of reflectance measurements, and this data combined with novel modeling techniques provides separation of three major conductive pathologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics of Hearing
Subtitle of host publicationProtein to Perception - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing
EditorsDavid P. Corey, K. Domenica Karavitaki
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413504
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2015
Event12th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing: Protein to Perception - Cape Sounio, Greece
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 29 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1703
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other12th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing: Protein to Perception
CountryGreece
CityCape Sounio
Period6/23/146/29/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Merchant, G. R., Siegel, J. H., Neely, S. T., Rosowski, J. J., & Nakajima, H. H. (2015). Effect of middle-ear pathology on high-frequency ear-canal reflectance measurements in the frequency and time domains. In D. P. Corey, & K. D. Karavitaki (Eds.), Mechanics of Hearing: Protein to Perception - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing [060003] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1703). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4939358