Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (R01-DC00212, R01-DC01098)
National Center for Research Resources (P20-RR017686)
Kansas State University
Received: 10 April 2017
Accepted: 15 January 2018
First Online: 25 January 2018
: The current address for TK is Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, South Miyagi Medical Center, Japan.
: Experiments were conducted according to an ethics protocol approved by the Kansas State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (protocol #2925).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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