An Interactive Digital Platform for Teaching Auditory Physiology using Two Classes of Electronic Basilare Membrane Models

Gregor Hohenberg, Gebhard Reiss, Thomas Ostermann

Abstract

Teaching and understanding the principles of physiology is one of the most important and complex fields in medical education. This article describes the development of a digital learning platform for hearing physiology with computer experiments demonstrating the perceptual masking properties of the human ear. The basis for the development of this platform were two different hearing models: the sequential electronic model of the inner ear described by David in 1972 and the parallel Gammatone model by Patterson from 1988. The platform was evaluated from 44 undergraduate students of audiology. On a Likert Scale from 1= absolutely agree to 5=do not agree at all, students found the learning platform helpful for understanding “audiological physics” (2.10 ±0.67). After working on the learning module, the physiological hearing processes also became more evident to the students (2.24 ±0.69). They also were able to use the learning platform independently without relevant technical problems (1.93 ±0.80). As a conclusion, the usage of such interactive digital platforms might also lead to more efficient learning pathways which interconnect knowledge acquisition, skill development and life experience at the same time.

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Hohenberg G., Reiss G. and Ostermann T. (2016). An Interactive Digital Platform for Teaching Auditory Physiology using Two Classes of Electronic Basilare Membrane Models . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 189-193. DOI: 10.5220/0005656901890193


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@conference{healthinf16,
author={Gregor Hohenberg and Gebhard Reiss and Thomas Ostermann},
title={An Interactive Digital Platform for Teaching Auditory Physiology using Two Classes of Electronic Basilare Membrane Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={189-193},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005656901890193},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - An Interactive Digital Platform for Teaching Auditory Physiology using Two Classes of Electronic Basilare Membrane Models
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Hohenberg G.
AU - Reiss G.
AU - Ostermann T.
PY - 2016
SP - 189
EP - 193
DO - 10.5220/0005656901890193