The Physics of the Ear - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080101248, 9781483180625

The Physics of the Ear

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs on Physics

Authors: T. S. Littler
Editors: G. H. A. Cole
eBook ISBN: 9781483180625
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 390
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The Physics of Ear discusses various concerns of the physical aspects of the auditory systems. The book is comprised of 15 chapters that cover the whole spectrum of the physics of ear, from electrical activity up to the acoustics. The coverage of the text includes the anatomy and physiology of the ear, its nervous mechanisms, and dynamics of its electrical activity. The book also details binaural hearing, acoustics, and audiometry. Several chapters are dedicated to covering various hearing defects, including deafness. The text will be of great use to researchers and practitioners in fields that deal with acoustics and the biological process of sensing sounds, such as otolaryngology.

Table of Contents


I Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear

II The Nature of Nerve Conduction

III The Conductive Mechanism

IV The Analytical Mechanism: Its Dynamics by Direct Observations

V Electrical Activity of the Auditory System

VI The Dynamics of the Ear as Deduced from Electrical Observations

VII Sensitivity Range of the Ear: Objective and Subjective Investigations

VIII Physical Characteristics of Speech

IX Binaural Hearing

X Music

XI Audiometry

XII Auditory Adaptation and Fatigue

XIII Defects of Hearing and Their Measurements

XIV The Alleviation of Deafness

XV Theory of Hearing

Appendix I. Physical Data of the Ear

Appendix II. Amplitude and Frequency

Appendix III. Wave form Analysis

Appendix IV. The Response of a Tuned Circuit to a Sinusoidal Pulse

Appendix V. Auto-Correlation Analysis


Name Index

Subject Index

Volumes published in this series


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About the Author

T. S. Littler

About the Editor

G. H. A. Cole

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