Laboratory of Comparative Hearing

Hearing in Animals

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Recent Abstracts 

Abstracts of three presentations given at the June 2007 meeting of the   Acoustical Society of America in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The presentations themselves are available below.

Heffner, H. E., and Heffner, R. S. (2007). Evolution of mammalian hearing. 153rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, June 4-8, 2007.

Koay, G., Heffner, H. E., and Heffner, R. S. (2007). Sound locatization and its relation to vision in large and small new-world bats. 153rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, June 4-8. 2007.

Wesolek, C. M., Koay, G., and Heffner, H. E. (2007). Laboratory rats do not use binaural time cues to localize sound. 153rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, June 4-8, 2007.

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Review Articles 

Heffner, H. E. & Heffner, R. S. (in press). The behavioral study of mammalian hearing. In R. R. Fay & A. N. Popper (Eds.) Auditory Neuroscience: Perspectives and Prospective. Springer: NY.

Heffner, H. E. & Heffner, R. S. (2008). High-frequency hearing. In P. Dallos, D. Oertel, and R. Hoy (Eds.) Handbook of the Senses: Audition. Elsevier: NY, pp. 55-60.
 

Heffner, H. E. and Heffner, R. S. (2007). Hearing ranges of laboratory animals. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 46, 11-13.

 Heffner, R. S. (2004). Primate hearing from a mammalian perspective. The Anatomical Record Part A, 281A:1111-1122.

 

Heffner, H. E. and Heffner, R. S. (2003). Audition. In S. F. Davis (Ed.) Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology, pp. 413-440. Blackwell: Malden, MA

 

Heffner, H. E. and Heffner, R. S. (2001). Behavioral assessment of hearing in mice. In: J.F. Willott (Ed.) Handbook of Mouse Auditory Research: From Behavior to Molecular Biology. (pp. 19-29). CRC Press: Boca Raton FL.

 

Heffner, H. E. (1998). Auditory awareness in animals. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 57, 259-268.

 

Heffner, H. E. & Heffner, R. S. (1998). Hearing. In G. Greenberg and M. M. Haraway (Eds.), Comparative Psychology, A Handbook. (pp. 290-303). Garland: New York.

 

Heffner, R. S. (1997). Comparative study of sound localization and its anatomical correlates in mammals. Acta Otolaryngological (Stockholm), Suppl. 532, 46-53.

 

Heffner, R. S., and Heffner, H. E. (1992). Evolution of sound localization in mammals. In D. B. Webster, R. R. Fay, and A. N. Popper (Eds.), The Evolutionary Biology of Hearing. (pp. 691-715). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Heffner, R. S. and Heffner, H. E. (1992). Visual factors in sound localization in mammals. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 317, 219-232.

Heffner, H. E., and Heffner, R. S. (1992). Auditory perception. In C. Phillips and D. Piggins (Eds.), Farm Animals and the Environment. (pp.159-184). Wallingford UK: CAB International.

Heffner, R. S., and Masterton, R. B. (1990). Sound localization in mammals: Brain-stem mechanisms. M.A. Berkley and W.C. Stebbins (Eds.) Comparative perception, Vol I: Basic Mechanisms. (pp. 285-314). New York: Wiley & Sons.

Masterton, B., Heffner, H., and Ravizza, R. (1969). The evolution of human hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 45, 966-985.
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Audiograms 

Heffner, H. E., Koay, G., Hill, E. M., and Heffner, R. S. (2013). Conditioned suppression/avoidance as a method for testing hearing in birds: the domestic pigeon (Columba livia). Behavior Research Methods, 45, 383-392.

Heffner Jr, H., and Heffner, H. E. (2010). The behavioral audiogram of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, EL111-EL114.

Heffner, R.S., Koay, G. and Heffner, H.E. (2006). Hearing in large (Eidolon helvum) and small (Cynopterus brachyotis) non-echolocating fruit bats. Hearing Research, 221, 17-25.

Heffner, H. E. And Heffner, R. S. (2004). Response to J. Guo and Y. Chen. Hearing Research, 198, 146-147.

Heffner, R. S., Koay, G., and Heffner, H. E.. (2003). Hearing in American leaf-nosed bats. III: Artibeus jamaicensis. Hearing Research.184, 113-122.

Koay, G., Heffner, R. S., Bitter, K. S., and Heffner, H.E. (2003). Hearing in American leaf-nosed bats. II: Carollia perspicillata. Hearing Research, 178, 27-34.

Koay, G., Heffner, R. S., Bitter, K. and Heffner, H. E. (2002). Hearing in the greater spear-nosed bat, Phyllostomus hastatus: Audiogram, temporal integration, sound localization, and use of binaural cues. Abstracts of the Twenty Fifth Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 25, 210.

Koay, G., Heffner, R.S., and Heffner, H.E. (2002). Behavioral audiograms of homozygous medJ mutant mice with sodium channel deficiency and unaffected controls. Hearing Research, 171, 111-118.

Koay, G., Bitter, K.S., Heffner, H.E., and Heffner, R.S. (2002).Hearing in American leaf-nosed bats. I: Phyllostomus hastatus. Hearing Research, 171, 96-102.

Heffner, R. S., Koay, G., Diener, J., and Heffner, H. E. (2001). The ability of the African hedgehog, Atelerix albiventris, to detect and localize pure tones. Abstracts of the Twenty Fourth Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 24, 263-264.

Heffner, R. S., Koay, G., and Heffner, H. E. (2001). Audiograms of five species of rodents: Implications for the evolution of hearing and the encoding of pitch. Hearing Research, 157, 138-152.

Heffner, R. S., Koay, G, and Heffner, H.E. (1999). Temporal integration in the echolocating Old World fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus. Abstracts of the Twenty Second Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 29.

Jackson, L. L., Heffner, R. S., and Heffner, H. E. (1999). Free-field audiogram of the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 106, 3017-3023.

Koay, G., Heffner, R. S., and Heffner, H. E. (1998). Hearing in a megachiropteran fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 112, 371-382.

Koay, G., Heffner, H. E., and Heffner, R. S. (1997).Audiogram of the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Hearing Research, 105, 202-210.

Jackson, L. L., Heffner, H. E., and Heffner, R. S. (1997).Audiogram of the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 111, 100-104.

Heffner, H. E., Heffner, R. S., Contos, C., & Ott, T. (1994). Audiogram of the hooded Norway rat. Hearing Research, 73, 244-247.

Heffner, R.S., Heffner, H.E., Contos, C., & Kearns, D. (1994).Hearing in prairie dogs: transition between surface and subterranean rodents. Hearing Research, 73, 185-189.

Heffner, R. S. and Heffner, H. E. (1993). Degenerate hearing and sound localization in naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber), with an overview of central auditory structures. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 331, 418-433.

Heffner, R. S. and Heffner, H. E. (1992). Hearing and sound localization in blind mole rats. Hearing Research, 62, 206-216.

Heffner, R. S. & Heffner, H. E. (1991). Behavioral hearing range of the chinchilla. Hearing Research, 52, 13-16.

Heffner, R. S. & Heffner, H. E. (1990). Hearing in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa) and goats (Capra hircus). Hearing Research, 48, 231-240.

Heffner, R. S. & Heffner, H. E. (1990). Vestigial hearing in a fossorial mammal, the pocket gopher, (Geomys bursarius). Hearing Research, 46, 239-252.

Heffner, R. S. & Heffner, H. E. (1985). Hearing range of the domestic cat. Hearing Research, 19, 85-88.

Heffner, R. S, & Heffner, H. E. (1985). Hearing in mammals: the least weasel. Journal of Mammalogy, 66, 745-755.

Heffner, H. E., & Heffner, R. S. (1985). Hearing in two cricetid rodents: wood rat (Neotoma floridana) and grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 99, 275-288.

Heffner, H. E., & Heffner, R. S. (1983). The hearing ability of horses. Equine Practice, 5, 27-32.

Heffner, H. E. (1983). Hearing in large and small dogs: Absolute thresholds and size of the tympanic membrane. Behavioral Neuroscience, 97, 310-318.

Heffner, R. S., & Heffner, H. E. (1983). Hearing in large mammals: Horses (Equus caballus) and cattle (Bos taurus). Behavioral Neuroscience, 97, 299-309.

Heffner, R. S., & Heffner, H. E. (1982). Hearing in the elephant: Absolute sensitivity, frequency discrimination, and sound localization. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 96, 926-944.

Heffner, H., & Heffner, R. (1981).Functional interaural distance and high- frequency hearing in the elephant. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 70, 1794-1795.

Heffner, H., & Masterton, B. (1980). Hearing in glires: domestic rabbit, cotton rat, feral house mouse, and kangaroo rat. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 68, 1584-1599.

Heffner, R., & Heffner, H. (1980).Hearing in the elephant (Elephas maximus), Science, 208, 518-520.

Heffner, R., Heffner, H., & Masterton, B. (1971). Behavioral measurements of absolute and frequency difference thresholds in guinea pig. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 4, 1888-1895.

Heffner, H., & Masterton, B. (1970). Hearing in primitive primates: Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang) and Potto (Perodictius potto). Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 71, 175-182.

Heffner, H., Ravizza, R., & Masterton, B. (1969). Hearing in primitive mammals, IV: Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis). Journal of Auditory Research, 9, 19-23.

Heffner, H., Ravizza, R., & Masterton, B. (1969). Hearing in primitive mammals, III: Tree shrew (Tupaia glis). Journal of Auditory Research, 9, 12-18.

Ravizza, R., Heffner, H., & Masterton, B. (1969). Hearing in primitive mammals, II: Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus). Journal of Auditory Research, 9, 8-11.

Ravizza, R., Heffner, H., & Masterton, B. (1969). Hearing in primitive mammals, I: Opossum (Didelphis virginianus). Journal of Auditory Research, 9, 1-7.

Auditory Perception 

Heffner, H., & Whitfield, I. C. (1976). Perception of the missing fundamental by cats. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 59, 915-919.

Heffner, H. (1975). Perception of meaningful sounds by dogs. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 58, 124

Methods 

Heffner, H. E., Koay, G., Hill, E. M., and Heffner, R. S. (2013). Conditioned suppression/avoidance as a method for testing hearing in birds: the domestic pigeon (Columba livia). Behavior Research Methods, 45, 383-392.

Heffner, H. E. (2011). Two-choice sound-localization procedure for detecting unilateral tinnitus in animals. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 577-589.

Heffner, H. E., Koay, G., and Heffner, R.S. (2006). Behavioral assessment of hearing in mice – Conditioned suppression. In J. Crawley et al. (Eds.) Current Protocols in Neuroscience. Suppl. 34, (pp. 8.21D.1-8.21D.15.) Wiley & Sons:NY.

 Heffner, H. E. & Heffner, R. S. (1995).Conditioned avoidance. In G. M. Klump, R. J. Dooling, R. R. Fay, and W. C. Stebbins (Eds.), Methods in Comparative Psychoacoustics. (pp. 73-87). Birkhäuser:Basel.

Thompson, M., Porter, B., O'Bryan, J., Heffner, H. E., & Heffner, R. S. (1990). A syringe-pump food-paste dispenser. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 22, 449-450.

Thompson, G., Heffner, H., & Masterton, B. (1974).An automated localization chamber. Behavior Research Methods and Instrumentation, 6, 550-552.

 

 

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