Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (098051)
Wellcome Trust (100669)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (P50 DC000422)
Medical University of South Carolina (NIH/NCATS UL1 TR000062, UL1 TR001450)
Deafness Research UK (444:UEI:SD)
Research into Ageing, Help the Aged (223)
Teresa Rosenbaum Golden Charitable Trust, Telethon Foundation (GGP09037)
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Received: 31 January 2018
Accepted: 21 August 2018
First Online: 4 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the patients recruited in the U.K. was granted from the Royal Free Local Research Ethics Committee (reference 6202). For patients recruited in the U.S. the protocols for this study were approved by the Institutional Review Board at MUSC. All participants were recruited by written informed consent.
: Not applicable.
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