A New Look at Cochlear Physiology

Those of us who taught anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism in the 1970s have changed our lectures on auditory physiology a number times in the past 40 years or so.  As new research is conducted, new procedures invented, and knowledge becomes greater, it’s more evident that our theories of how things work require modification.  Such is…

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Cochlear Explorers – Part XI – Hardesty’s Membrane

Welcome back to Hearing International‘s continuing series honoring the Cochlear Explorers, those who first described aspects of cochlear anatomy and physiology that later were named after them. Week XI’s Cochlear Explorer is the only American in the group,  Irving Hardesty  (1866-1944), who considered the tectorial membrane as the vibrating mechanism within the cochlea. Hardesty’s Membrane Covering the sulcus spiralis internus and the spiral organ of Corti is the tectorial…

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