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Auditory Biophysics and Simulation Laboratory

The long-range goal of the Auditory Biophysics and Simulation Laboratory is to improve understanding of the hearing process through a synergistic combination of engineering and physiological techniques. The Lab is seeking to identify, quantify, and model the mechanisms responsible for mechanical sensitivity and frequency selectivity of the mammalian cochlea (inner ear). Recent experimental evidence suggests that the outer hair cells of the cochlea act as electromechanical amplifiers that increase hearing sensitivity one-hundred fold. Our efforts are directed toward confirming this hypothesis and clarifying our understanding of the underlying mechanisms.

Co-directors Allyn Hubbard and David Mountain

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