Animal Models in Auditory Research

Most audiologists know that hearing impairment is the most common congenital sensory impairment. It affects up to 1 in 500 newborns, 1 in 300 children by the age of 4, and 1 in 1000 newborns will have genetically inherited hearing loss. In addition to aging, hearing loss in adults stems from exposure to chronic infection,…

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Cochlear Explorers – Part III – Henson’s Cells

It was fitting that the present series began with a discussion of Alfonso Corti, as most of the Cochlear Explorers  in this series are named for the discoverers of the anatomical structures of his famous Organ of Corti.  So far, we have discussed Corti and Friedrich Matthias Caludius.  Hearing International’s next explorer is Christian Andreas Viktor Hensen.  Recall that in…

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