Mechanisms of cochlear stimulation through the round window

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Abstract

The round window membrane (RW) functions as a pressure relief valve in conventional hearing allowing structures of the middle ear to move. Investigations in recent years have shown that middle ear implants can be used to stimulate the cochlea via the RW. Isolated clinical uses of this technique have been applied but more thorough theoretical and empirical studies are required. Using guinea pigs as test subjects we have investigated physiological effects of RW stimulation using a simulation of active middle ear prosthesis, a cylindrical neodymium iron boron disk magnet placed upon the RW which can be stimulated by an electromagnetic coil positioned in close proximity to the magnet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Fire is in Mine Ears
Subtitle of host publicationProgress in Auditory Biomechanics - Proceedings of the 11th International Mechanics of Hearing Workshop
Pages421-422
Number of pages2
Volume1403
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2011
Event11th International Mechanics of Hearing Workshop - What Fire is in Mine Ears: Progress in Auditory Biomechanics - Williamstown, MA, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 201122 Jul 2011

Workshop

Workshop11th International Mechanics of Hearing Workshop - What Fire is in Mine Ears: Progress in Auditory Biomechanics
CountryUnited States
CityWilliamstown, MA
Period16/07/1122/07/11

Keywords

  • cochlea
  • middle ear prosthesis
  • round window

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    Lukashkin, A. N., Weddell, T., & Russell, I. J. (2011). Mechanisms of cochlear stimulation through the round window. In What Fire is in Mine Ears: Progress in Auditory Biomechanics - Proceedings of the 11th International Mechanics of Hearing Workshop (Vol. 1403, pp. 421-422) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3658123