DescriptionTest the quality of your fish ear!
The term fish ear is a non-scientific term referring to the phase-locking hair cells in your labyrinth. These hair cells can be found in the vestibulum and as inner hair cells in the cochlea. They are responsible for the coding of the low frequency fine structure of mechanical waves. This is in contrast to the outer hair cells in the cochlea which are responsible for the tonotopical coding for the higher frequencies which are typical for speech sounds.
The fish ear is responsible for the balance (equilibrium), for understanding one voice in the presence of multiple speakers, for appreciating music, etc.
This app has been developed by Otoconsult for readers of the scientific journal Bio-Mens which has dedicated its March number of 2012 to hearing.