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The biometric potential of transient otoacoustic emissions

The biometric potential of transient otoacoustic emissions
The biometric potential of transient otoacoustic emissions
Whilst the hearing capabilities of the ear are well known and extensively studied, less well known is the fact that the ear can produce sounds. These faint sounds are called otoacoustic emissions and are an involuntary feature of the biomechanical system employed to hear low amplitude sounds. Several distinct types of emission are known; of these, one particular type, transient otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), shows potential as a biometric. This paper graphically presents examples of TEOAEs to demonstrate the specificity of TEOAEs to an individual and their stability over a six month period of time. Several large datasets (760 and 561 subjects) and a smaller dataset are numerically analysed to classify individuals and quantify permanence over six months. It was discovered that a high level of classification performance can be obtained using the raw time-pressure data without transformation.
transient otoacoustic emissions, biometrics, ear sounds, low amplitude sounds
1755-8301
349-364
Swabey, Matthew
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Chambers, Paul
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Lutman, Mark E.
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White, Neil M.
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Swabey, Matthew, Chambers, Paul, Lutman, Mark E., White, Neil M., Chad, John E., Brown, Andrew D. and Beeby, Stephen P. (2009) The biometric potential of transient otoacoustic emissions International Journal of Biometrics, 1, (3), pp. 349-364. (doi:10.1504/IJBM.2009.024278).

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Whilst the hearing capabilities of the ear are well known and extensively studied, less well known is the fact that the ear can produce sounds. These faint sounds are called otoacoustic emissions and are an involuntary feature of the biomechanical system employed to hear low amplitude sounds. Several distinct types of emission are known; of these, one particular type, transient otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), shows potential as a biometric. This paper graphically presents examples of TEOAEs to demonstrate the specificity of TEOAEs to an individual and their stability over a six month period of time. Several large datasets (760 and 561 subjects) and a smaller dataset are numerically analysed to classify individuals and quantify permanence over six months. It was discovered that a high level of classification performance can be obtained using the raw time-pressure data without transformation.

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: transient otoacoustic emissions, biometrics, ear sounds, low amplitude sounds
Organisations: Inst. Sound & Vibration Research, EEE, Centre for Biological Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 350491
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350491
ISSN: 1755-8301
PURE UUID: 92957555-3e7a-4cdc-8ff7-82b5623b1b6f
ORCID for Neil M. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452
ORCID for John E. Chad: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6442-4281
ORCID for Stephen P. Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 25 Mar 2013 17:27
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:34

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Author: Matthew Swabey
Author: Paul Chambers
Author: Mark E. Lutman
Author: Neil M. White ORCID iD
Author: John E. Chad ORCID iD
Author: Andrew D. Brown
Author: Stephen P. Beeby ORCID iD

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