The Middle Ear

Science, Otosurgery, and Technology

  • Sunil Puria
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Geoffrey A. Manley, Ulrike J. Sienknecht
    Pages 7-30
  3. Susan E. Voss, Hideko Heidi Nakajima, Alexander M. Huber, Christopher A. Shera
    Pages 67-91
  4. Joris J. J. Dirckx, Yael Marcusohn, Michael L. Gaihede
    Pages 93-133
  5. Stefan Stenfelt
    Pages 135-169
  6. W. Robert J. Funnell, Nima Maftoon, Willem F. Decraemer
    Pages 171-210
  7. Gerald R. Popelka, Lisa L. Hunter
    Pages 211-251
  8. Saumil N. Merchant, John J. Rosowski
    Pages 253-272
  9. Sunil Puria
    Pages 273-308

About this book


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.

·      The Middle Ear: Science and Applications Sunil Puria

·      The Evolution and Development of Middle Ears in Land Vertebrates Geoffrey A. Manley and Ulrike J. Sienknecht

·      Comparative Middle-Ear Structure and Function in Vertebrates John J. Rosowski

·     Function and Acoustics of the Normal and Diseased Middle Ear Susan E. Voss, Hideko Heidi Nakajima, Alexander M. Huber, and Christopher Shera

·      Quasi-Static Pressures in the Middle-Ear Cleft  Joris J. J. Dirckx, Yael Marcusohn, and Michael L. Gaihede

·      Quasi-Static Pressures in the Middle-Ear Cleft  Joris J. J. Dirckx, Yael Marcusohn, and Michael L. Gaihede

·      Bone Conduction and the Middle Ear  Stefan Stenfelt

·      Modeling of Middle-Ear Mechanics W. Robert J. Funnell, Nima Maftoon, and Willem F. Decraemer

·      Diagnostic Measurements and Imaging Technologies for the Middle Ear  Gerald R. Popelka and Lisa L. Hunter

·      Surgical Reconstruction and Passive Prostheses  Saumil N. Merchant and John J. Rosowski

·      Middle-Ear Hearing Devices Sunil Puria

About the Editors:

Sunil Puria is Consulting Associate Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Otolaryngology-HNS at Stanford University. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago.

About the series:

The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field


Editors and affiliations

  • Sunil Puria
    • 1
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6590-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6591-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1897
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