Behavioral studies of the olivocochlear efferent system: learning to listen in noise.

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BACKGROUND Olivocochlear (OC) neurons make up an efferent, descending auditory system that returns sound representations to the inner ear soon after they have entered the brain. Efferent inputs into the cochlea modulate outer hair cell activity to improve the neural encoding of auditory signals in background noise. Based on this physiological evidence, loss… (More)

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@article{May2004BehavioralSO, title={Behavioral studies of the olivocochlear efferent system: learning to listen in noise.}, author={Bradford J. May and Jennifer Budelis and John K. Niparko}, journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery}, year={2004}, volume={130 5}, pages={660-4} }