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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.”