Accession Number : AD0663641

Title :   ON ENERGY INTEGRATION IN THE EAR.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Myers,C. K.

Report Date : 04 APR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In the normal ear a threshold shift of 10 db is caused by reducing the duration of a pure tone 1 log unit below some critical duration. However, in some deafened ears it is shown that the threshold shift may amount to only 2-3 db; in other words, some ears can withstand a reduction in duration much better than normal ears. The effect is not found in all types of deafness, it is not confined to the hair cells, and it is suggested that it may appear only when the auditory defect has the effect of distributing a hydrodynamic pattern over a larger area of the basilar membrane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUDITORY PERCEPTION, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY)), DEAFNESS, HEARING, ENERGY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE