The combined reflexive action of two sets of muscles attached to the ossicles of the middle ear when the auditory system is exposed to intense sounds, The acoustic reflex reduces the efficiency of the middle ear in transmitting intense sounds and thus protects the delicate inner ear structures from damaging sound pressures
A general measure of stimulus magnitude
A graph that shows hearing loss, in decibels, for pure tones as a function of frequency
A device for assessing hearing loss at various frequencies
A membrane on which lies the hair cells of the organ of Corti.
Bekesy's Tracking Procedure
A procedure used to generating an audiogram that reveals tonal gaps, narrow ranges of frequencies that are inaudible to the individual