HST.721 - The Peripheral Auditory System

Fall 2004

Practical Information
Lectures Notes and Discussion Papers



Catalog Description

Experimental approaches to the study of the auditory periphery, presented through lectures by faculty and presentations of primary literature by students. Topics include: functional anatomy of the inner ear; transductionby hair cells; synaptic transmission; endocochlear potential; outer hair cells and their electromotility; responses of auditory nerve fibers; efferent control of cochlear function; inner-ear development; and damage and repair of hair-cell organs. Evaluations of students based on oral and written presentations, laboratory exercises, a final examination, and participation in discussions.