Estimation of elastic characteristics of the auditory outer hair cell

Alexander A. Spector, William E. Brownell, Aleksander S. Popel

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The outer hair cell is a receptor cell located within the cochlea of the inner ear. Through the length changes, the outer hair cell provides the basilar membrane with additional energy which may explain the sharp tuning of the mammalian ear. In actual conditions, the outer hair cell undergoes a combination of axial, bending, and twisting mode of loading, and a characterization of the cell wall bending stiffness is important as well as the in-plane parameters. This paper provides estimates of Young's moduli, Poisson's ratios, and the bending stiffnesses of the anisotropic out hair cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Bioengineering Conference - Sunriver, OR, USA
Duration: Jun 11 1997Jun 15 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Bioengineering Conference
CitySunriver, OR, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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