• vestibular
  • Other methods of activating the vestibular apparatus have been developed, including taps to the head, bone vibration and short duration electrical stimulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is evidence that the vestibular system of mammals has retained some of its ancestral acoustic sensitivity and that this sensitivity is mediated by the otolithic organs (most likely the sacculus, due to its anatomical location). (wikipedia.org)
  • response to an elicited acoustic startle reflex is larger in the presence of loud, low frequency sounds that are below the threshold for the mouse cochlea (~4 Hz), raising the possibility that the acoustic sensitivity of the vestibular system may extend the hearing range of small mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • electrodes
  • Important factors for preserving residual hearing are: Special atraumatic soft electrodes Smallest possible acoustic trauma due to cochleostomy drilling Smallest possible mechanical trauma due to drilling and electrode insertion Avoidance of inflammatory and fibrotic reactions (contamination with blood, bone dust, middle ear bacteria, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • frequency
  • Main aspects of low-frequency hearing preservation surgery are discussed in this review: its brief history, electrode design, principles and advantages of electric-acoustic stimulation, surgical technique, and further implications of this new treatment possibility for hearing impaired patients. (hindawi.com)
  • signals
  • It is believed that humans and other vertebrates have evolved the ability to complete acoustic signals that are critical but communicated under naturally noisy conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • mice
  • In mice lacking the otoconia of the utricle and saccule, this retained acoustic sensitivity is lost. (wikipedia.org)
  • Besides their hearing impairment, Black Swiss mice also are hypersensitive to acoustic stimulation, reacting with seizures (audiogenic seizures) to loud white noise. (wikipedia.org)
  • response
  • In contrast, the temporal response properties of AI neurons are better suited for representing slow temporal modulations in the acoustic environment. (jneurosci.org)
  • Despite its central role in these pathways, the nature of acoustic response properties or inhibitory signaling within the SON has not been thoroughly investigated. (physiology.org)
  • Together, these systems generate an unusual synaptic response to stimulation from the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • activity
  • SWA during the entire sleep period was similar between stimulation and sham conditions, whereas SWA and spindle activity were increased during ON intervals compared to matched periods during the sham night. (frontiersin.org)
  • conditions
  • However, ECochG amplitude was correlated with a composite metric relating the additional benefit of acoustic gain in noise relative to quiet conditions ( r = 0.67). (frontiersin.org)
  • target
  • Using the phase-locked-loop method to precisely target acoustic stimulation to the upstate of sleep slow oscillations, we were able to enhance SWA and improve sleep-dependent memory storage in older adults, which strengthens the theoretical link between sleep and age-related memory integrity. (frontiersin.org)
  • music
  • Method for storage, transcription, manipulation and reproduction of music on system-controlled musical instruments which faithfully reproduces the characteristics of acoustic musical instruments. (google.com)
  • sound
  • a secondary transducer coupled to said driver output signal, said secondary transducer electromagnetically initiating vibration in said magnetically excitable primary transducer to create sound from said acoustic instrument. (google.com)
  • 2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said sound output is generated by an acoustic instrument. (google.com)
  • stimulating said secondary transducer so as to electromagnetically initiate vibration in said magnetically excitable primary transducer, producing sound from said acoustic instrument. (google.com)
  • Finally, we show that the Bounce is affected by contralateral acoustic stimulation synchronised to the ipsilateral LF sound. (springer.com)
  • concept
  • The concept of combining simultaneous electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) for the purposes of better hearing was first described by C. von Ilberg and J. Kiefer, from the Universit√§tsklinik Frankfurt, Germany, in 1999. (wikipedia.org)
  • method of claim
  • 11. The method of claim 10 wherein said acoustic instrument is a stringed instrument. (google.com)
  • 12. The method of claim 11 wherein a string of said stringed acoustic instruments has a length and tension which is a harmonic equivalent of the electronic signal. (google.com)