Biological basis of hearing-aid design

Murray B. Sachs, Ian C. Bruce, Roger L. Miller, Eric D. Young

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An attempt is made to review some aspects of the answer to the question of how acoustic stimuli are represented in the auditory system. It is shown how the representation changes with hearing impairment. Furthermore, models of the neural representation of sound in impaired ears that are accurate enough to suggest and test new strategies for hearing-aid signal processing are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-168
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals of biomedical engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 27 2002


  • Auditory nerve
  • Basilar membrane
  • Cochlear models
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing impairment

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  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Sachs, M. B., Bruce, I. C., Miller, R. L., & Young, E. D. (2002). Biological basis of hearing-aid design. Annals of biomedical engineering, 30(2), 157-168.