© 1976

Auditory System

Clinical and Special Topics

  • Wolf D. Keidel
  • William D. Neff

Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 5 / 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. J. Tonndorf
    Pages 37-84
  3. F. Zöllner, G. Stange
    Pages 233-277
  4. M. E. Wigand
    Pages 279-306
  5. W. K. Connor, W. Rudmose
    Pages 307-342
  6. Terence W. Picton, Steven A. Hillyard, Robert Galambos
    Pages 343-389
  7. F. Blair Simmons
    Pages 417-429
  8. C. R. Steele
    Pages 443-478
  9. H. E. von Gierke, D. E. Parker
    Pages 585-624
  10. J. J. Eggermont
    Pages 625-705
  11. J. E. Hawkins Jr.
    Pages 707-748
  12. E. de Boer, W. K. Connor, H. Davis, J. J. Eggermont, R. Galambos, C. D. Geisler et al.
    Pages 815-815
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 749-813

About this book


after heated and often bitter debates, SIEBENMANN'S opinion finally prevailed, i. e. , a contribution to cochlear lesions due to vibrations of the floor transmitted via bone conduction could not be demonstrated. For one thing, it was hard to see how appreciable amounts of energy could reach the ears in this manner, considering the attenuation that is bound to occur across each of the many joints along the pathway involved. In some older audiological surveys conducted in industry (e. g. , TEMKIN, 1933), groups of workmen were found who displayed signs of apical-turn lesions, i. e. , low-tone hearing losses for air and for bone. Such lesions could not be expected to results from exposure to air-borne sounds because of the low-frequency attenu­ ation of the middle ear. Although WITTMAACK'S explanation, which was frequently invoked in such reports, does no longer appear tenable, such apical-turn lesions could conceivably be caused by bone conduction components of high-intensity noise in the sense of BEKESY (1948). - As far as I am aware of, no newer studies have been conducted in this problem area, and the older experiments and/or surveys were done at times before signal parameters could be precisely controlled or measured. A detailed, critical review of the older studies on the potential contribution of bone-conducted energy to industrial hearing loss and its underlying pathology may be found in Werner (1940) who, incidently, favored SIEBENMANN'S point of VIew.


Hören Hörstörung bone ear energy hearing joint pathology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Physical Laboratory, ENT Department, Wilhelmina HospitalUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdam - Oud WesThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Tracor Inc.AustinUSA
  3. 3.Central Institute for the DeafSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.E.N.T.-DepartmentAcademisch ZiekenhuisLeidenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of NeurosciencesUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  6. 6.Department of NeurophysiologyUniversity of Wisconsin, Medical SchoolMadisonUSA
  7. 7.The Callier Center for Communication DisordersThe University of Texas at DallasDallasUSA
  8. 8.Yellow SpringsUSA
  9. 9.Department of the Air Force6570th Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (AFSC)Wright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA
  10. 10.West Moors, Dorset, Ferndown 87Great Britain
  11. 11.Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Medical SchoolThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  12. 12.Institut für Physiologie und BiokybernetikUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany
  13. 13.Department of PsychologyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA
  14. 14.Hospital General D’OttawaUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  15. 15.Division of OtolaryngologyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  16. 16.Hals-Nasen-OhrenklinikUniversität Freiburg78 FreiburgGermany
  17. 17.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  18. 18.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  19. 19.Hals-Nasen-OhrenklinikUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany
  20. 20.Hals-Nasen-OhrenklinikUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolf D. Keidel
    • 1
    • 2
  • William D. Neff
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologie und Biokybernetik der Universität 8520 ErlangenGermany
  2. 2.I. Physiologisches Institut der UniversitätErlangenGermany
  3. 3.Center for Neural Sciences and Department of PsychologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Auditory System
  • Book Subtitle Clinical and Special Topics
  • Authors E. de Boer
    W. Connor
    H. Davis
    J.J. Eggermont
    R. Galambos
    C.D. Geisler
    G.M. Gerken
    H.E. von Gierke
    C.S. Hallpike
    E.Jr. Hawkins
    S.A. Hillyard
    W.D. Keidel
    D.E. Parker
    T.W. Picton
    W. Rudmose
    F.B. Simmons
    G. Stange
    C.R. Steele
    J. Tonndorf
    M.E. Wigand
    F. Zöllner
  • Series Title Handbook of Sensory Physiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-07129-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-66084-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-66082-5
  • Series ISSN 0072-9906
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 811
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Practice and Hospital Management
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