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dc.contributor.authorMatsushima, Jun-Ichien_US
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Robert K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSeldon, H. Leeen_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, Shi-Angen_US
dc.contributor.authorClark, Graeme M.en_US
dc.identifier.citationMatsushima, J., Shepherd, R. K., Seldon, H. L., Xu, S., & Clark, G. M. (1991). Electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve in deaf kittens: effects on cochlear nucleus morphology. Hearing Research, 56, 133-142.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe present study examines the effects of long-term electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve on the morphology of neurons in the cochlear nucleus in young, sensorineural deaf animals. Kittens, systemically deafened using kanamycin and ethacrynic acid, received bilateral cochlear implants and were stimulated unilaterally for periods of up to four months. After sacrifice, cross-sectional areas of neuron somata were measured with an image-analysis system and compared using nonparametric statistics. The areas of cell somata within the anteroventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN) on the stimulated side were significantly larger than those of corresponding somata on the control, unstimulated side (P < 0.001). However, there was no statistically significant difference among dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) neurons. These results indicate that long-term electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve can at least partially negate some effects of early postnatal auditory deprivation at the level of the cochlear nucleus.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofScientific publications, vol.5, 1989-1990, no.365en_US
dc.subjectauditory deprivationen_US
dc.subjectelectrical stimulationen_US
dc.subjectsoma sizeen_US
dc.subjectcochlear nucleien_US
dc.subjectcochlear implantsen_US
dc.titleElectrical stimulation of the auditory nerve in deaf kittens: effects on cochlear nucleus morphologyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
melbourne.source.titleHearing Researchen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorClark, Graeme
melbourne.contributor.authorShepherd, Robert
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