The Middle Ear, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461465915
  • ISBN-13: 9781461465911
  • DDC: 612.854
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 308 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The middle ear plays a vital role in the sense and sensitivity of hearing. Of the various characteristics that distinguish mammals from other vertebrates, several pertain specifically to the middle-ear system, such as the presence of three middle-ear bones and the four-layer composite structure of the tympanic membrane. The Middle Ear attempts to elucidate the role this system plays in sound transmission, as viewed from both scientific and clinical perspectives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Series Preface.
Volume Preface.
Editors’ Note.
1: The Middle Ear: Science and Applications.
2: The Evolution and Development of Middle Ears in Land Vertebrates.
3: Comparative Middle Ear Structure and Function in Vertebrates.
4: Function and Acoustics of the Normal and Diseased Middle Ear.
5: Quasi-Static Pressures in the Middle Ear Cleft.
6: Bone Conduction and the Middle Ear.
7: Modeling of Middle Ear Mechanics.
8: Diagnostic Measurements and Imaging Technologies for the Middle Ear.
9: Surgical Reconstruction and Passive Prostheses.
10: Middle Ear Hearing Devices.