| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Editorial Office |  
Audiol > Volume 8(1); 2012 > Article
Audiology 2012;8(1): 16-23.
Published online: June 30, 2012.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2012.8.1.16
헤어밴드의 압력과 자극 위치 및 자극음 종류에 따른 골전도 역치 변화
한우재1, 유재형2
1한림대학교 자연과학대학 언어청각학부
2한림대학교 대학원 청각학전공
Bone-Conduction Sensitivity along with Static Force, Location, and Stimulus
Woojae Han1, Jyaehyung Yu2
1Division of Speech Pathology & Audiology, College of Natural Sciences, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
2Graduate program in Audiology, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Woojae Han ,Tel: (033) 248-2216, Email: woojaehan@hallym.ac.kr
Received: April 30, 2012; Revised: June 10, 2012   Accepted: June 11, 2012.  Published online: June 30, 2012.
This study sought to estimate bone-conducted hearing sensitivity as static force levels of the oscillator as well as identify the most sensitive bone-conducted location on the human head when stimulated by tone and speech stimuli. In Experiment I, 24 young normal hearing listeners responded to bone-conducted thresholds ranging from 250 to 8,000 Hz in three placement locations: the forehead and the left and right mastoids. At each location and across all participants, the static force applied to various forces related to the individual’s head size (i.e., Hooke’s raw). The results of this experiment indicated that increased static force would not significantly cause more sensitive (or lower) thresholds. Thresholds of the forehead placement were less sensitive than both mastoids. Experiment II involved 24 young normal hearing listeners to determine the bone-conducted hearing thresholds at five placements (i.e., condyle, jaw angle, mastoid, temple, vertex) of the head, using tones ranging from 500 to 6,000 Hz and spondee words. The results indicated that the condyle and vertex are the most and least sensitive placements, respectively, regardless of tone and speech stimuli. Such information may be extended to future series of studies related to develop effective bone-conduction communication devices under harmful noisy conditions as well as contribute to the development of a computational model of bone-conducted sound transmission pathways in the human skull.
Key Words: Bone conduction hearing, Static force, Head mapping, Oscillator placement, Condyle, Jaw angle, Mastoid, Temple, Vertex
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
Related article
Editorial Office
RN. 8602, Hallym University,
1 Hallymdaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 24252, Korea
TEL: +82-70-8274-4268   FAX: +82-33-256-3420   E-mail: audiologykorea@gmail.com
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors
Copyright © Korean Academy of Audiology.                 Developed in M2PI