This paper describes the implementation and performance of a nonlinear time-domain model of the cochlea for transient stimulation and human otoacoustic emission generation. The nonlinearity simulates compressive growth of measured basilar-membrane impulse responses. The model accounts for reflection and distortion-source otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and simulates spontaneous OAEs through manipulation of the middle-ear reflectance. The model was calibrated using human psychoacoustical and otoacoustic tuning parameters. It can be used to investigate time-dependent properties of cochlear mechanics and the generator mechanisms of otoacoustic emissions. Furthermore, the model provides a suitable preprocessor for human auditory perception models where realistic cochlear excitation patterns are desired. © 2012 Acoustical Society of America.
- Acoustic emissions
- Otoacoustic emissions