Estimating human cochlear tuning behaviorally via forward masking

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Abstract

The cochlea is where sound vibrations are transduced into the initial neural code for hearing. Despite the intervening stages of auditory processing, a surprising number of auditory perceptual phenomena can be explained in terms of the cochlea's biomechanical transformations. The quest to relate perception to these transformations has a long and distinguished history. Given its long history, it is perhaps surprising that something as fundamental as the link between frequency tuning in the cochlea and perception remains a controversial and active topic of investigation. Here we review some recent developments in our understanding of the relationship between cochlear frequency tuning and behavioral measures of frequency selectivity in humans. We show that forward masking using the notched-noise technique can produce reliable estimates of tuning that are in line with predictions from stimulus frequency otoacoustic emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTo the Ear and Back Again - Advances in Auditory Biophysics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Mechanics of Hearing Workshop
EditorsChristopher Bergevin, Sunil Puria
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416703
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2018
Event13th Mechanics of Hearing Workshop: To the Ear and Back Again - Advances in Auditory Biophysics, MoH 2017 - St. Catharines, Canada
Duration: Jun 19 2017Jun 24 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1965
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other13th Mechanics of Hearing Workshop: To the Ear and Back Again - Advances in Auditory Biophysics, MoH 2017
CountryCanada
CitySt. Catharines
Period6/19/176/24/17

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    Oxenham, A. J., & Kreft, H. A. (2018). Estimating human cochlear tuning behaviorally via forward masking. In C. Bergevin, & S. Puria (Eds.), To the Ear and Back Again - Advances in Auditory Biophysics: Proceedings of the 13th Mechanics of Hearing Workshop [070001] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1965). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5038481