A computational auditory nerve (AN) model was developed for
use in modeling psychophysical experiments with normal and impaired
human listeners. In this phenomenological model, many physiologically
vulnerable response properties associated with the cochlear amplifier are
represented by a single nonlinear control mechanism, see paper for details. Several model versions are described that
can be used to evaluate the relative effects of these nonlinear properties.
Heinz MG, Zhang X, Bruce IC, Carney LH (2001) Auditory nerve model for predicting performance
limits of normal and impaired listeners. Acoustics Research Letters Online 2(3):91-96