Friday Lab meeting: Xiang Zhou presents his work on tinnitus modeling and psychophysics.

“We hypothesize that tinnitus is the result of a gain-adaptation mechanism that, when confronted with degraded peripheral input, increase neuronal gains such that spontaneous neuronal activity is perceived as a phantom sound. The aim of this study is to find a colleration between the tinnitus percept with measures of peripheral processing on an individual subject basis. We try to predict the tinnitus likeness spectrum from both distortation product otoacoustic emission(DPOAE) and audiogram with high frequency resolution.” – Xiang Zhou