Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (DC006279, DC014801, DC000129, DC012595)
Received: 4 September 2018
Accepted: 9 June 2019
First Online: 21 June 2019
: All animal experiments were performed according to the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Institutes of Health and carried out in strict accordance with an approved Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol. All animal experiments employed the best efforts for minimizing animal suffering under general anesthesia according to the guidelines.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Ryan is a co-founder of Otonomy Inc., serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and holds an equity position in the company. The UCSD Committee on Conflict of Interest has approved this relationship. Otonomy, Inc. played no part in the research reported here. The authors declare that they have no competing interests.