Gary W. Harding

Barbara A Bohne9
Steve C Lee2
Mueed Ahmad2
Barbara Blocker1
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Cochlear implantation is the standard treatment for profound hearing loss. Preimplantation and postimplantation spiral computed tomography (CT) is essential in several key clinical and research aspects. The maximum image resolution with commercial spiral CT scanners is insufficient to define clearly anatomical features and implant electrode positions in the(More)
This study extended the findings of Ketten et al. [Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. Suppl. 175:1-16 (1998)] by estimating the three-dimensional (3D) cochlear lengths, electrode array intracochlear insertion depths, and characteristic frequency ranges for 13 more Nucleus-22 implant recipients based on in vivo computed tomography (CT) scans. Array insertion(More)
Inbred C57BL/6J mice carry two copies of an age-related hearing loss gene (Ahl). It has been shown that these mice begin losing high-frequency hearing at two months. Several functional studies have reported that the Ahl gene renders mice more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) than strains which do not carry this gene [e.g., Hear. Res. 93(More)
A detailed comparison of 2f(1)-f(2) distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) level shifts (LS) and auditory brainstem response (ABR) threshold shifts with noise-induced histopathology was conducted in chinchillas. DPOAE levels (i.e., L(1) and L(2)) at f(1) and f(2), respectively, ranged from 55-75 dB sound pressure level (SPL), with f(2)/f(1)=1.23, 6(More)
In a previous study, we examined the relation between total energy in a noise exposure and the percentage losses of outer (OHC) and inner (IHC) hair cells in the basal and apical halves of 607 chinchilla cochleae [Harding, G.W., Bohne, B.A., 2004a. Noise-induced hair-cell loss and total exposure energy: analysis of a large data set. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115,(More)
Using morphological criteria, death pathways in outer hair cells (OHCs) were determined in chinchilla organs of Corti that had been exposed to a high- or moderate-level octave band of noise (OBN) centered at either 0.5 or 4-kHz. The specimens were part of our large collection of plastic-embedded flat preparations of chinchilla cochleae. Three death pathways(More)
The relation between total noise-exposure energy, recovery time, or rest during the exposure and amount of hair-cell loss was examined in 416 chinchillas. The exposures were octave bands of noise (OBN) with a center frequency of either 4 kHz at 47-108 dB sound pressure level (SPL) for 0.5 h to 36 d, or 0.5 kHz at 65-128 dB SPL for 3.5 h to 432 d. Recovery(More)
An in vivo tracer was used to determine if the reticular lamina and/or the cell membranes abutting the endolymphatic space are temporarily disrupted after intense noise exposure (4-kHz OBN, 108-dB SPL, 1.75 h). Using a double-barreled micropipette, the endolymphatic potential (EP) was recorded and artificial endolymph containing 10% carbon particles was(More)
Infrasound (i.e., <20 Hz for humans; <100 Hz for chinchillas) is not audible, but exposure to high-levels of infrasound will produce large movements of cochlear fluids. We speculated that high-level infrasound might bias the basilar membrane and perhaps be able to minimize noise-induced hearing loss. Chinchillas were simultaneously exposed to a 30 Hz tone(More)
DPOAE temporary level shift (TLS) at 2f(1)-f(2) and f(2)-f(1), ABR temporary threshold shift (TTS), and detailed histopathological findings were compared in three groups of chinchillas that were exposed for 24 h to an octave band of noise (OBN) centered at 4 kHz with a sound pressure level (SPL) of 80, 86 or 92 dB (n=3,4,6). DPOAE levels at 39 frequencies(More)
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