Course Detail
Course Components:
A mechanism-based study of hearing disorders is approached from a signals and systems framework. the first portion of the class is dedicated to the theory and quantitative aspects of signals and systems. The remainder of the course applies signals and systems analysis to various hearing disorders including: mechanical dysfunction of the middle ear (e.g., otitis media, otosclerosis) hydro-mechanical dysfunction of the inner ear (e.g., hair cell damage), and electrical dysfunction of the inner ear (e.g., metabolic presbyacusis). In addition to these topics, the course covers the embroyology of the ear, and tinnitus.