Final Thesis

Numerical Investigation of the Middle Ear Transfer Functions for Air and Bone Conduction

Key Info

Basic Information

Professorship:
TA
Status:
offered
Research Area:
Numerical Acoustics,
Electroacustics
Type of Thesis:
Bachelor/Master

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Bone conduction describes the transmission of vibrations via osseous, cartilage and soft tissue pathways that contribute to the hearing sensation, whereas the transmission of sound via the ear canal through the middle ear is denoted as air conduction. For both air and bone conduction, the transfer characteristics of the middle ear can be modeled ,e.g., using equivalent circuits or finite element simulations based on actual three-dimensional geometries.
In this thesis, an equivalent circuit model and a finite element model of the middle ear are implemented. The simulation results are discussed with respect to an integration of a middle ear structure into a three-dimensional model of a human head used for bone conduction research.
Requirements
- Basic knowledge in acoustics and equivalent circuits
- Fundamental knowledge in programming
- The ability to work independently
- Interest in the research field

Recommended
- Python skills