The interest of inner ear research towards the cochlear simulation is due to the lack of imaging techniques for human noninvasive investigation. Unfortunately, in case of Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SHL), the majority of the models developed in the literature do not take into consideration all the complex audiological phenomena occurring in the Organ of Corti. In this paper we show that a realistic analysis of recruitment and hyperacusis can be effectively reproduced by nonlinear modeling. The latter fact is in contrast to the classical assumption that an impaired ear with a moderate SHL can be effectively described by a passive linear model. In order to deal with the active role performed by the Outer Hair Cells (OHC), recent models based on integro-differential equations were introduced in the literature. However, the discretization and the computational methods present some issues. In this work we suggest the utilization of a variable-step-variable order package to advance in time in order to preserve the character of the continuous solution. Moreover, we illustrate that, in case of SHL, the fixed-point approach for the linear algebraic system generated by the discretization can be inappropriate. Since preliminary experiences show that the matrices involved in the model present clustered eigenvalues, we propose Krylov methods. Numerical tests are included in order to confirm the effectiveness of the proposal. (C) 2009 IMACS. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Bertaccini, D., & Fanelli, S. (2009). Computational and conditioning issues of a discrete model for cochlear sensorineural hypoacusia. APPLIED NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS, 59(8), 1989-2001.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Bertaccini, D., & Fanelli, S. (2009). Computational and conditioning issues of a discrete model for cochlear sensorineural hypoacusia. APPLIED NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS, 59(8), 1989-2001.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MAT/08 - Analisi Numerica|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnum.2009.03.001|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Titolo:||Computational and conditioning issues of a discrete model for cochlear sensorineural hypoacusia|
|Autori:||Bertaccini, D ; Fanelli, S|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|