Comparison of inferred slopes of the cochlear nonlinearity: Subject 2 versus animals. The inferred slopes of the cochlear nonlinearity for Subject 2 are overlaid upon broken curves (Eq. 12 for upper panel, Eq. 14 for middle panel) or data (for lower panel) for the nonlinearity slopes from furred mammals. 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 2. Rightward shifts, in decibels, were applied to the physiological curves or plots, as described in the caption to Figure 17.