Category: Research (R)
Diagnostically, the acoustic reflex (AR) is widely used in comprehensive hearing assessments. Approximately 65% of Audiologists in the US include the AR in their standard hearing test battery. The relationship between the AR and inner hair cells (IHCs), the primary conduits of acoustic information, is unknown. This study assesses the AR in chinchillas before and after carboplatin treatment that selectively destroys IHCs. We hypothesized that substantial IHC loss would result in a significant reduction or elimination of the AR amplitude.
Monica Trevino– Graduate Student, University of Texas at Dallas
Eliza Granade– Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Dallas
Hannah Swanner– Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Dallas
Edward Lobarinas– Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas