"A general mathematical approach was proposed to study phenomenological models of the
inner-hair-cell and auditory-nerve (AN) synapse complex. Two models (Meddis, 1986; Westerman
and Smith, 1988) were studied using this unified approach. The responses of both models to a
constant-intensity stimulus were described mathematically, and the relationship between model
parameters and response characteristics was investigated. ...". The paper then modifies these
to make a more physiologically realistic model.
Zhang X, Carney LH (2005) Analysis of models for the synapse between the inner hair cell and the auditory nerve. J Acoust Soc Am 118:1540-53 [PubMed]