The process by which sound is conducted to the inner ear through the cranial bones.
transmission of sound (mechanical vibrations) from the surface of the skull, such as the bone behind the ear, to the fluids of the cochlea (inner ear). Sounds are then perceived in the usual way. Bone conduction testing is done to help determine if a hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural.
The sensitivity of the cochlea can be tested by placing a small vibrator on the mastoid bone behind the ear. Sounds presented this way travel through the bones of the skull to the cochlea and hearing nerves, bypassing the middle ear. This type of testing is called bone conduction.
the conduction of sound waves to the inner ear through reverberations of the mastoid bone.
The term for the transmission of sound perceived through bones of skull and skeleton.
The transmission of acoustic signals through the mastoid or frontal bone of the skull. The signal is transduced or directed into the inner part of the ear only, bypassing the outer and middle parts of the ear. Back to the Audiology Clinic main page
Sound received through the bones of the skull.
This refers to a hearing test when the sounds are presented to the listener via a transducer (think "little box that vibrates" placed either behind the ear or on the forehead.
Stimulating the cochlea by transmitting vibrations through the temporal bone directly to the cochlea, bypassing the middle ear.
The process through which sound is transmitted to the inner ear by the vibration of the bones of the skull in response to sound. During a bone conduction hearing test, a vibrator is placed on the skull in back of the ear Vibrations of sound are carried through the bone, bypassing the outer and middle ear allowing for testing of the inner ear directly. This test may be one part of a complete audiologic evaluation.
A pathway by which sound directly reaches the inner ear through skull vibration, thereby bypassing the outer and middle ear.
Passing of sound to the inner ear through vibration applied to the bones in the skull, instead of through the outer and middle ear.
Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull.