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Volume 11

Q and A with Dr. Stéphane Maison re: Vasilkov et al., Scientific Reports, 2023

Our Associate Editor, Dr. Steve Aiken, recently sat down with Dr. Stephane Maison about a recent study showing evidence for cochlear nerve degeneration in people with tinnitus, but normal hearing thresholds.

Volume 9

An Evolving Understanding of Cochlear Synaptopathy

Cochlear synaptopathy persists as a hot topic in hearing research and auditory neuroscience, and there is intense debate on developing a clinical test for it.

Volume 5

Science Matters: Towards a Differential Diagnosis of Cochlear Synaptopathy as a Contributor to Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Martin Pienkowski expands on a series of studies on rodents and primates, showing that a fraction of inner hair cell (IHC) synapses with auditory nerve fibers (ANFs) could be destroyed by noise doses that left the hair cells intact, resulting in an auditory neuropathy, or “synaptopathy.”