EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology 18(13): e3

Research Article

Numerical simulation of human hearing system

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.28-2-2018.154144,
        author={V.M. Isailovic and M.M. Nikolic and T. Bibas and A. Sakellarios and N. Tachos and M. S. Milosevic and N.D. Filipovic},
        title={Numerical simulation of human hearing system},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        volume={18},
        number={13},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={PHAT},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={middle ear, inner ear, cochlea, hearing impairments, modeling.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-2-2018.154144}
    }
    
  • V.M. Isailovic
    M.M. Nikolic
    T. Bibas
    A. Sakellarios
    N. Tachos
    M. S. Milosevic
    N.D. Filipovic
    Year: 2018
    Numerical simulation of human hearing system
    PHAT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-2-2018.154144
V.M. Isailovic1,*, M.M. Nikolic1, T. Bibas2, A. Sakellarios3, N. Tachos3, M. S. Milosevic4, N.D. Filipovic1
  • 1: Bioengineering research and development center – BioIRC, Prvoslava Stojanovic 6, Kragujevac, Serbia, aculty of engineering, University of Kragujevac, Sestre Janjic 6, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • 2: niversity of Athens, Athens 157 72, Greece
  • 3: University of Ioannina, Ioannina 455 00, Greece
  • 4: Bioengineering research and development center – BioIRC, Prvoslava Stojanovic 6, Kragujevac, Serbia
*Contact email: velibor@kg.ac.rs

Abstract

Hearing impairment is a problem faced by many people, mostly the elderly population but occurs even in newborns. Experimental tests performed on patients give information of the level of hearing impairment and the place where the problem is located. In order to understand process of hearing and hearing impairments it would be very useful to have a look inside, but it is not possible with any experimental equipment. However, it is possible to make a virtual look inside human auditory system by development of numerical model. Using data obtained by experimental research it is possible to make sufficiently detailed model and use it to gain new knowledge that can help in understanding of hearing process and problems with hearing. In this paper one such model will be presented. The model contains mechanical and fluid elements of the middle and inner ear.