Alessandro Altoe, PhD

Title(s)Instructor Of Research Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1537 Norfolk St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Dr. Altoè is an Electrical Engineer and Acoustician. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Auditory Physics Group, where he studies cochlear mechanics. His research has a keen focus on identifying the signal processing strategies within the cochlea that enable healthy ears outperform man-made technology.

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    1. Intracochlear overdrive: Characterizing nonlinear wave amplification in the mouse apex. J Acoust Soc Am. 2023 11 01; 154(5):3414-3428. Altoè A, Charaziak KK. PMID: 38015028; PMCID: PMC10686682.
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    2. Otoacoustic emissions reveal the micromechanical role of organ-of-Corti cytoarchitecture in cochlear amplification. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 10 10; 120(41):e2305921120. Shera CA, Altoè A. PMID: 37796989; PMCID: PMC10576130.
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    3. Estimating cochlear impulse responses using frequency sweeps. J Acoust Soc Am. 2023 04 01; 153(4):2251. Charaziak KK, Altoè A. PMID: 37092917; PMCID: PMC10104686.
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    4. The Long Outer-Hair-Cell RC Time Constant: A Feature, Not a Bug, of the Mammalian Cochlea. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2023 04; 24(2):129-145. Altoè A, Shera CA. PMID: 36725778; PMCID: PMC10121995.
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    5. The Remarkable Outer Hair Cell: Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of W. E. Brownell. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2023 04; 24(2):117-127. Ashmore JF, Oghalai JS, Dewey JB, Olson ES, Strimbu CE, Wang Y, Shera CA, Altoè A, Abdala C, Elgoyhen AB, Eatock RA, Raphael RM. PMID: 36648734; PMCID: PMC10121982.
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    6. Crucial 3-D viscous hydrodynamic contributions to the theoretical modeling of the cochlear response. J Acoust Soc Am. 2023 01; 153(1):77. Sisto R, Belardinelli D, Altoè A, Shera CA, Moleti A. PMID: 36732225; PMCID: PMC10167633.
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    7. Overturning the mechanisms of cochlear amplification via area deformations of the organ of Corti. J Acoust Soc Am. 2022 10; 152(4):2227. Altoè A, Dewey JB, Charaziak KK, Oghalai JS, Shera CA. PMID: 36319240; PMCID: PMC9578757.
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    8. Cochlear outer hair cell electromotility enhances organ of Corti motion on a cycle-by-cycle basis at high frequencies in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 10 26; 118(43). Dewey JB, Altoè A, Shera CA, Applegate BE, Oghalai JS. PMID: 34686590; PMCID: PMC8639341.
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    9. The Elusive Cochlear Filter: Wave Origin of Cochlear Cross-Frequency Masking. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2021 12; 22(6):623-640. Altoè A, Charaziak KK, Dewey JB, Moleti A, Sisto R, Oghalai JS, Shera CA. PMID: 34677710; PMCID: PMC8599594.
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    10. The cochlear ear horn: geometric origin of tonotopic variations in auditory signal processing. Sci Rep. 2020 11 25; 10(1):20528. Altoè A, Shera CA. PMID: 33239701; PMCID: PMC7689495.
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    11. Optimized Tuning of Auditory Inner Hair Cells to Encode Complex Sound through Synergistic Activity of Six Independent K+ Current Entities. Cell Rep. 2020 07 07; 32(1):107869. Dierich M, Altoè A, Koppelmann J, Evers S, Renigunta V, Schäfer MK, Naumann R, Verhulst S, Oliver D, Leitner MG. PMID: 32640234.
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    12. Asymmetry and Microstructure of Temporal-Suppression Patterns in Basilar-Membrane Responses to Clicks: Relation to Tonal Suppression and Traveling-Wave Dispersion. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2020 04; 21(2):151-170. Charaziak KK, Dong W, Altoè A, Shera CA. PMID: 32166602; PMCID: PMC7270478.
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    13. Nonlinear cochlear mechanics without direct vibration-amplification feedback. Phys Rev Res. 2020 Feb-Apr; 2(1). Altoè A, Shera CA. PMID: 33403361; PMCID: PMC7781069.
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    14. Constraints imposed by zero-crossing invariance on cochlear models with two mechanical degrees of freedom. J Acoust Soc Am. 2019 09; 146(3):1685. Sisto R, Shera CA, Altoè A, Moleti A. PMID: 31590512; PMCID: PMC6756920.
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    15. The effects of the activation of the inner-hair-cell basolateral K+ channels on auditory nerve responses. Hear Res. 2018 07; 364:68-80. Altoè A, Pulkki V, Verhulst S. PMID: 29678326.
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    16. Computational modeling of the human auditory periphery: Auditory-nerve responses, evoked potentials and hearing loss. Hear Res. 2018 03; 360:55-75. Verhulst S, Altoè A, Vasilkov V. PMID: 29472062.
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    17. Dynamics of cochlear nonlinearity: Automatic gain control or instantaneous damping? J Acoust Soc Am. 2017 12; 142(6):3510. Altoè A, Charaziak KK, Shera CA. PMID: 29289066; PMCID: PMC5726976.
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    18. Model-based estimation of the frequency tuning of the inner-hair-cell stereocilia from neural tuning curves. J Acoust Soc Am. 2017 06; 141(6):4438. Altoè A, Pulkki V, Verhulst S. PMID: 28679269.
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    19. Decoupling the level dependence of the basilar membrane gain and phase in nonlinear cochlea models. J Acoust Soc Am. 2015 Aug; 138(2):EL155-60. Sisto R, Moleti A, Altoè A. PMID: 26328742.
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    20. Integrated processing of spatial cues in human auditory cortex. Hear Res. 2015 Sep; 327:143-52. Salminen NH, Takanen M, Santala O, Lamminsalo J, Altoè A, Pulkki V. PMID: 26074304.
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    21. Human cortical sensitivity to interaural time difference in high-frequency sounds. Hear Res. 2015 May; 323:99-106. Salminen NH, Altoè A, Takanen M, Santala O, Pulkki V. PMID: 25668126.
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    22. Transmission line cochlear models: improved accuracy and efficiency. J Acoust Soc Am. 2014 Oct; 136(4):EL302-8. Altoè A, Pulkki V, Verhulst S. PMID: 25324114.
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