Comparison of inferred slopes of the cochlear nonlinearity: Subject 1 versus animals. The inferred slopes of the cochlear nonlinearity for Subject 1 (the bisegmented lines from Figure 16) are overlaid upon dashed curves (Eq. 12 for upper panel, Eq. 14 for middle panel) or data (for lower panel) for the nonlinearity slopes from Guinea pigs or chinchillas. The bisegmented lines here are the same in the upper, middle, and lower panels, and represent different values of the unknown proportionality constant K for Subject 1. Rightward shifts, in decibels, were applied to the physiological curves or plots, as described in the caption to Figure 17.