Mechanics of Hearing, 2008
The
10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing
Keele University, July 27-31, 2008

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Final Programme 
A 9-page PDF version of the programme and schedule is available here
or you can scroll down this page for the schedule and presentation listings.

The programme is made up of 3 plenary (50 minute) talks, 39 regular (25 minute) talks, and 39 posters, covering topics that include:

  • Direct and indirect measurements of BM, TM and organ of Corti motion and impedances
  • Macro- and micro-mechanical modelling
  • Mechanoelectrical  and electromechanical transduction
  • Middle ear mechanics
  • Otoacoustic emissions

Schedule

  8:00-
9:00
9:00-
10:30
10:30-
11:00
11:00-
12:30
12:30-
1:30
1:30-
3:00
3:00-
4:00
4:00-
4:30
4:30-
6:00
7:00-
11:00
Saturday, July 26   Reception 
(registration, setup talks and posters)
Welcome Get-Together
Sunday, July 27 Breakfast Talks
#1-3
Coffee break Talks
#4-6
Lunch Posters Plenary #1 Tea break Talks
#7-9
Dinner & team-building
Monday, July 28 Breakfast Talks
#10-12
Coffee break Talks
#13-15
Lunch Posters Plenary #2 Tea break Talks
#16-18
Dinner & discussion
Tuesday, July 29 Breakfast Talks
#19-21
Coffee break Talks
#22-24
Excursion to Chester / Delamere Forest  
(includes packed lunch)
Banquet at Crewe Hall
Wednesday, July 30 Breakfast Talks
#25-27
Coffee break Talks
#28-30
Lunch Posters Plenary #3 Tea break Talks
#31-33
Dinner
Thursday, July 31 Breakfast Talks
#34-36
Coffee break Talks
#37-39
Lunch Posters Business meeting / Open Discussion (+ tea-break) Farewell  Dinner 
Friday,  August 1 Breakfast   Departure

 

Key to venues :   

Medical School

Keele Hall

Comus Restaurant

Hawthorns
restaurant

Plenary Talks

Sunday, 3:00-4:00pm

1 Jont Allen Cochlear mechanics
The role of the cochlea in human speech recognition

Monday, 3:00-4:00pm

2 Joe Santos-Sacchi Somatic motility
Firing up the amplifier: IR laser induced temperature jump effects on OHC motor gating currents and NLC

Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm

3 Pascal Martin Hair bundle motility
Unifying the various incarnations of active hair-bundle motility by the vertebrate hair cell

Regular Talks

Sunday, 9:00-10:30am

1 Mellado Lagarde, Drexl, Lukashkina, Lukashkin & Russell DETERMINING THE IDENTITY OF THE COCHLEAR AMPLIFIER: ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE TECTA MOUSE COCHLEA
2 Ren & He DIFFERENTIAL MEASUREMENT OF BASILAR MEMBRANE VIBRATION IN SENSITIVE GERBIL COCHLEA
3 Fridberger & Jacob AMPLFICATION IN THE COCHLEAR APEX

Sunday, 11:00-12:30am

4 Chen, Zheng, Choudhury, Jacques & Nuttall ORGAN OF CORTI MICROMECHANICS WITH LOCAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
5 Lukashkin, Lukashkina, Richardson & Russell DOES THE COCHLEA COMPROMISE ON SENSITIVITY AND FREQUENCY SELECTIVITY?
6 Dong & Olson THE ROLE OF COMPRESSION AND TRAVELING WAVE PRESSURES IN THE TRANSMISSION OF SOUND OUT OF THE GERBIL COCHLEA

Sunday, 4:30-6:00pm

7 de Boer & Nuttall OBVIOUS AND ‘HIDDEN’ WAVES IN THE COCHLEA
8 Frosch DP PHASES IN MAMMALIAN COCHLEAE, PREDICTED FROM LIQUID-SURFACE-WAVE FORMULAS
9 Zhang & Mountain DISTORTION PRODUCT EMISSIONS: WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

Monday, 9:00-10:30am

10 Neely & Liu RETROGRADE PROPAGATION OF COCHLEAR DISTORTION
11 Elliott, Ku & Lineton TIME DOMAIN MODEL OF A NONLINEAR INHOMOGENEOUS COCHLEA
12 Sisto & Moleti COCHLEAR REFLECTIVITY AND TEOAE TRANSFER FUNCTION

Monday, 11:00-12:30am

13 Kemp SLOW OSCILLATORY ADAPTATION TO BRIEF OVER-STIMULATION AND THE DYNAMICS OF COCHLEAR HOMEOSTASIS
14 Bian AMPLITUDE AND FREQUENCY MODULATIONS OF SPONTANEOUS OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS
15 van Dijk & Manley THE EFFECT OF EAR CANAL PRESSURE ON SPONTANEOUS OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS: COMPARISON BETWEEN HUMAN AND LIZARD EARS

Monday, 4:30-6:00pm

16 Sun, Farrell, Chana, Feng, Oster, Brownell & Spector VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE OF CHARGE TRANSFER BY PRESTIN: AN ELECTRO-DIFFUSION MODEL
17 Wada, Murakoshi, Iida & Kumano TOPOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION BY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY OF PRESTIN IN THE PLASMA MEMBRANE OF PRESTIN-TRANSFECTED CHINESE HAMSTER OVARY CELLS USING QUANTUM DOTS
18 Rajagopalan, Sfondouris, Oghalai, Pereira & Brownell MEMBRANE COMPOSITION TUNES THE OUTER HAIR CELL MOTOR

Tuesday, 9:00-10:30am

19 Cheatham, Naik, Siegel & Dallos MODELING THE COCHLEAR MICROPHONIC IN PRESTIN KNOCKOUT MICE
20 Mistrik & Ashmore USING A LARGE SCALE COMPUTATIONAL MODEL TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF LONGITUDINAL AND RADIAL  ELECTRICAL COUPLING IN THE COCHLEA
21 Guinan BIAS-TONE EFFECTS ON THE FIRST-PEAK VERSUS LATER PEAKS OF AUDITORY-NERVE RESPONSES

Tuesday, 11:00-12:30am

22 Albert, Nadrowski & Göpfert IN VIVO DISSECTION OF FLY AUDITORY MECHANOTRANSDUCTION
23 Nadrowski, Albert  & Göpfert TRANSDUCER-BASED ACTIVE AMPLIFICATION IN THE HEARING ORGAN OF DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
24 TBA The presentation by Dalhoff et al has been re-scheduled as a poster (see P3x).

Wednesday, 9:00-10:30am

25 Newburg & Mountain MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF THE BASILAR MEMBRANE TO LATERAL MICROMANIPULATION
26 Ghaffari, Aranyosi & Freeman THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF THE MAMMALIAN TECTORIAL MEMBRANE IN COCHLEAR MECHANICS
27 Gueta, Barlam, Shneck & Rousso THE ANISOTROPY OF THE TECTORIAL MEMBRANE GUIDES STEREOCILIA DEFLECTION

Wednesday, 11:00-12:30am

28 Schoffelen, Segenhout, van Dijk Frequency-selective response of the tectorial membrane in the frog basilar papilla
29 Chiaradia, Nowotny & Gummer DEFLECTION OF IHC STEREOCILIA IN RESPONSE TO SOMATIC OHC ELECTROMOTILITY
30 Baumgart, Chiaradia, Fleischer, Yarin, Grundmann & Gummer Fluid mechanics in the subtectorial space

Wednesday, 4:30-6:00pm

31 TBA The talk by van Netten & Kros has been withdrawn.
32 Köppl, Iwasa & Sul BIG AND POWERFUL: A MODEL OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF BUNDLE MOTILITY TO MECHANICAL AMPLIFICATION IN HAIR CELLS OF THE BIRD BASILAR PAPILLA
33 Maoiléidigh & Jülicher The interplay between active hair bundle mechanics and electromotility in the cochlea

Thursday, 9:00-10:30am

34 Iwasa, Sul, Fang & Sinha CELLULAR BASIS OF THE COCHLEAR AMPLIFIER
35 Bell & Maddess TILT OF THE OUTER HAIR CELL LATTICE:  ORIGIN OF DUAL TUNING TIPS AND COCHLEAR BANDWIDTH
36 Steele, Kim & Puria HOOK REGION REPRESENTED IN A COCHLEAR MODEL

Thursday, 11:00-12:30am

37 Meaud & Grosh Exploring the role of hair bundle motility using a macroscopic cochlear model
38 Böhnke & Scharff ACOUSTIC STREAMING IN THE COCHLEA
39 Lu, Mountain, Hubbard IS STEREOCILIA VELOCITY OR DISPLACEMENT FEEDBACK USED IN THE COCHLEAR AMPLIFIER?

Posters

Sunday-Thursday: 10:30-11:00am (coffee break), 1:30-3:00pm, and 4:00pm-4:30pm (tea break).

Middle-ear mechanics

1 Cheng, Ravicz, Hulli, Hernandez-Montes, Furlong & Rosowski TIME AVERAGE HOLOGRAPHY STUDY OF HUMAN TYMPANIC MEMBRANE WITH ALTERED MIDDLE EAR OSSICULAR CHAIN
2 Slama, Ravicz, Nakajima, Dong & Rosowski MEASUREMENTS OF MIDDLE EAR PRESSURE GAIN AND COCHLEAR INPUT IMPEDANCE IN THE CHINCHILLA
3x Dalhoff, Turcanu, Gummer A middle-ear Reverse transfer Function Computed from vibration measurements of otoacoustic emissions on the ear drum of the guinea pig

Otoacoustic emissions

3 Wittekindt, Abel, Kössl SHIFTING THE OPERATING POINT OF COCHLEAR AMPLIFICATION? IMPACT OF LOW FREQUENCY BIASING AND CONTRALATERAL SOUND STIMULATION ON DPOAE
4 Mauermann & Kollmeier Withdrawn
5 LePage Withdrawn
6 Jedrzejczak, Smurzynski, Blinowska, Kochanek & Skarzynski OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS EVOKED BY TWO-TONE BURSTS USING LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR PROTOCOL
7 Turcanu, Vetesnik, Dalhoff & Gummer REMOVAL OF THE DPOAE SECOND GENERATION SOURCE WITH A PULSED PARADIGM METHOD IMPROVES HEARING THRESHOLD ESTIMATION IN HUMANS
8 Meenderink & van der Heijden DISTORTION PRODUCT OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS EVOKED BY TONE COMPLEXES
9 Long, Talmadge & Prieve Changes in the generator and reflection components of DPOAE with development and hearing loss.
10 Bhagat & Xu THE INFLUENCE OF LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE ON CONTRALATERAL SUPPRESSION OF CLICK-EVOKED OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS IN YOUNG ADULTS
11 Ku, Elliott and Lineton PERIODICITY IN THE SPECTRUM OF MODELLED SPONTANEOUS OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS
12 Bergevin & Shera Modeling Stimulus-Frequency Otoacoustic Emissions in the Gecko
13 Neely & Allen Retrograde waves in the cochlea
14 Cooper & Shera Comparing BM vibrations & OAEs in individual ears

Cochlear mechanical measurements

15 Nakajima, Dong, Olson, Merchant, Ravicz & Rosowski DIFFERENTIAL INTRACOCHLEAR SOUND PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS IN NORMAL HUMAN TEMPORAL BONES
16 Olson, de La Rochefoucauld & Dong Quantifying the passive substrate for active cochlear tuning
17 Fisher, Kowalik & Hudspeth Stroboscopic fluorescence imaging of electrical resonance in the chicken’s basilar papilla
18 Mellado Lagarde, Drexl, Lukashkin, Zuo & Russell NOVEL ROLES FOR PRESTIN IN FREQUENCY TUNING AND NEURAL EXCITATION IN THE MOUSE COCHLEA
19 Braun DUAL TUNING IN THE MAMMALIAN COCHLEA: DISSOCIATION OF NEURAL AND BASILAR MEMBRANE RESPONSES AT SUPRA-THRESHOLD SOUND LEVELS – A META-ANALYSIS
20 Stefanovic, Fisher & Hudspeth Traveling wave motion during acoustic stimulation of an in vitro cochlear preparation
21 Gavara & Chadwick MEASUREMENT OF ANISOTROPIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE TECTORIAL MEMBRANE
22 Richter, Fishman, Rau & Fan HARD X-RAYS CAN BE USED TO VISUALIZE COCHLEAR SOFT TISSUE DISPLACEMENTS IN A CLOSED COCHLEA

Cochlear mechanical models

23 Gardner-Medwin COCHLEAR MECHANICS: A SIDEWAYS LOOK
24 Aranyosi, Ghaffari & Freeman Tectorial membrane waves can broaden the tips of tuning curves
25 Fulton HENSEN’S STRIPE AS A TOPOGRAPHIC WAVEGUIDE DEFINES THE ROLES OF THE OHC AND IHC
26 Murakami & Unoki Nonlinear responses of a nonlinear cochlear model with the function of an outer hair cell model
27 How, Elliott & Lineton THE INFLUENCE ON PREDICTED HARMONIC GENERATION OF THE POSITION OF THE NONLINEARITY WITHIN MICROMECHANICAL MODELS
28 Zhang, Kim, Lee & Park BROWNIAN ENERGY DEPOT MODEL OF THE BM-OHC SYSTEM
29 Hubbard Conjoined Cochlear Models:  The TWAMP and the Sandwich
30 Yoon, Kim, Puria & Steele COCHLEAR MODELING USING “TIME-AVERAGED LAGRANGEAN” METHOD: COMPARISON WITH VBM, PST, AND ZC MEASUREMENTS
31 Marquardt & Hensel A LUMPED-ELEMENT MODEL OF THE APICAL COCHLEA AT LOW FREQUENCIES

Hair cells and somatic motility

32 Hering & Petit Withdrawn
33 Evans & Fettiplace MEASUREMENT OF OUTER HAIR CELL ELECTROMOTILITY USING A FAST VOLTAGE CLAMP
34 Iida, Murakoshi, Kumano, Wada,
Tsumoto, Ikeda, Kobayashi, & Kumagai
ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTIVITY OF PURIFIED PRESTIN AND THE EFFECT OF SALICYLATE ON PRESTIN-CHLORIDE BINDING STUDIED BY ISOTHERMAL TITRATION CALORIMETRY
35 Kumano, Iida, Murakoshi, Wada, Tsumoto, Ikeda, Kumagai & Kobayashi INCREASE IN THE ACTIVITY BY MUTATIONS OF THE MOTOR PROTEIN PRESTIN
36 Mahendrasingham, Furness, Fettiplace & Hackney Prestin distribution in rat outer cells: an ultrastructural study
37 Rossino, Currall, Tiede, Jensen-Smith, Beisel, Hallworth Withdrawn

Hair bundles and transduction

38 Warren, Lukashkin & Russell THE DYNEIN MOTOR IS THE BASIS OF ACTIVE OSCILLATIONS OF MOSQUITO ANTENNAE
39 Dierkes, Jülicher & Lindner Mechanical Properties of Coupled Hair Bundles
40 Furness, Mahendrasingham & Hackney CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STEREOCILIARY ROOTLETS AND LATERAL WALL: A POSSIBLE ROUTE FOR INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BUNDLE AND PRESTIN BASED COCHLEAR AMPLIFICATION?
41 Steyger, Karasawa & Wang Trafficking of aminoglycosides into endolymph in vivo.
 

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