Imperial College London

Dr.Tobias Reichenbach

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Reader in Sensory Neuroengineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6370reichenbach Website




4.12Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Reichenbach, T},
title = {Otoacoustic emission through waves on Reissner's membrane and bone deformation},
year = {2014}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The inner ear acts not only as a detector of sound, but can produce sound itself. These otoacoustic emissions are generated by an active process in the inner ear. The active process leads to a nonlinearity that produces distortion that is emitted as sound from the ear. How such a distortion propagates from its generation site within the inner ear back to the middle ear remains, however, unclear. Here we describe two novel modes of wave propagation in the cochlea, namely a wave on the elastic Reissner's membrane as well as a wave of deformation of the cochlear bone. Each mode can explain a distinct component of otoacoustic emissions. The cochlear-bone deformation can also underlie bone conduction, the phenomenon by which we can hear a vibration of the skull as sound.
AU - Reichenbach,T
PY - 2014///
SN - 2221-3767
TI - Otoacoustic emission through waves on Reissner's membrane and bone deformation
ER -