Evaluation of inner hair cell and nerve fiber loss as sufficient pathologies underlying auditory neuropathy.

Abstract

Auditory neuropathy is a hearing disorder characterized by normal function of outer hair cells, evidenced by intact cochlear microphonic (CM) potentials and otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), with absent or severely dys-synchronized auditory brainstem responses (ABRs). To determine if selective lesions of inner hair cells (IHCs) and auditory nerve fibers (ANFs… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2009.06.003

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