Estimation of the status of spiral ganglion neurons and Schwann cells in the auditory neural degeneration mouse using the auditory brainstem response.

CONCLUSION The auditory brainstem response (ABR) wave I threshold, latency and amplitude are insensitive to spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) degeneration, but are sensitive to the degeneration of Schwann cells and can estimate the status of Schwann cells in a neural degeneration mouse model. The thorough pre-operative ABR assessment would be helpful in… (More)