Comparative Hearing: Fish and Amphibians

  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper
    Pages 1-14
  3. Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay
    Pages 43-100
  4. Edwin R. Lewis, Peter M. Narins
    Pages 101-154
  5. Albert S. Feng, Nico A. M. Schellart
    Pages 218-268
  6. Richard R. Fay, Andrea Megela Simmons
    Pages 269-318
  7. Sheryl Coombs, John C. Montgomery
    Pages 319-362
  8. Randy Zelick, David A. Mann, Arthur N. Popper
    Pages 363-411
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 413-438

About this book


A major goal of hearing research is to explain how the human auditory system normally functions and to help identify the causes of and treatments for hearing impairment. Experimental approaches to this research make use of animal models that are developed, evaluated and validated to determine what can be generalized from one species to another. By investigating the structures, physiological functions and hearing capabilities of various species, comparative hearing research establishes the biological and evolutionary context for such models. This volume brings together our current understanding of the auditory systems of two of the major vertebrate classes, fish and amphibians. It overcomes the differing theoretical and experimental paradigms that underlie most work on these groups and treats both fish and amphibians together in most chapters in order to address broader comparative issues.


amphibians anatomy evolution fish physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard R. Fay
    • 1
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 2
  1. 1.Parmly Hearing Institute and Department of PsychologyLoyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6806-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0533-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
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