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Concepts and Physiological Aspects of the Otolith Organ in Relation to Electrical Stimulation.

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This paper discusses some of the concepts and major physiological issues in developing a means of electrically stimulating the otolithic system, with the final goal being the electrical stimulation of the otoliths in human patients. It contrasts the challenges of electrical stimulation of the otolith organs as compared to stimulation of the semicircular canals. Electrical stimulation may consist of trains of short-duration pulses (e.g., 0.1 ms duration at 400 Hz) by selective electrodes on otolith maculae or otolithic afferents, or unselective maintained DC stimulation by large surface electrodes on the mastoids - surface galvanic stimulation.

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Name: Audiology & neuro-otology
ISSN: 1421-9700
Pages: 1-10

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