Electronic model of the middle ear

Research paper by D. S. Chitore, S. C. Saxena, P. Mukhopadhyay

Indexed on: 01 Mar '83Published on: 01 Mar '83Published in: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing


An electronic model of the human middle ear is described. It is based on the qualitative behaviour of the middle ear and includes middle-ear threshold, limiting and amplifying characteristics. The model has the capacity to reject the same range of frequencies as the middle ear. Analogy has been made between electrical quantities and acoustic quantities. The response of the model has been compared with available experimental evidence with reasonable agreement.