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Issue Editor's Comment: This is not a technical article. This is, however, a finely tuned protocol that we have modified from others and follow very carefully. We understand that this is a very detailed and involved protocol, but it is simply the onl
BatKog?lu, F.; Gunalp, I.; Matrosov, V.M.; Finogenko, I.A.; Miida, T.; Yamaguchi, T.; Tsuda, T.; Okada, M.; Smith, S.D.; Kimberling, W.J.; Schaefer, G.B.; Horton, M.B.; Tinley, S.T.
Issue Editor's Comment: Cochlear Malformation. Clearly, the underlying pathophysiology of sensorineural hearing loss in many children is due to dysgenesis (malformation) of the cochlea. This article summarizes the spectrum of malformations that can b
Sasaki, K.; Ideta, H.; Yonemoto, J.; Tanaka, S.; Hirose, A.; Oka, C.; Kovalev, A.M.; Richardson, M.; Schmidt, A.M.; Graham, S.E.; Achen, B.; dereske, M.; Russell, J.C.; Smith, S.D.; Harker, L.A.
Issue Editor's Comment: Branchio-oto-renal syndrome is another known genetic cause of hearing loss. It is a single gene (autosomal dominant) disorder. Probably one of the most fascinating bits of information regarding branchio-oto-renal syndrome and
Daugeliene, L.; Yamamoto, T.; Kitazawa, Y.; Reshmin, S.A.; Chernous'ko, F.L.; Bennett, M.R.; Boyle, J.J.; Smith, R.J.h.; Schwartz, C.
Issue Editor's Comment: The understanding of a molecular basis of the susceptibility to environmental exposures such as the A1555G gene mutation associated with aminoglycoside exposure is incredibly exciting. First, the entire unique nature of mitoch
Yamamoto, S.; Hayashi, M.; Takeuchi, S.; Akulenko, L.D.; Shmatkov, A.M.; Crouse III, J.R.; Byington, R.P.; Furberg, C.D.; Usami S.-I.; Abe, S.; Shinkawa, H.; Kimberling, W.J.
Issue Editor's Comment: Stickler syndrome is a common genetic disorder that is often undiagnosed. Patients with Stickler syndrome have in common an abnormality of connective tissue. Hearing loss associated with Stickler syndrome may be stable for man
Wang, A.; Yen, M.; Liu, J.; Balashevich, N.V.; Gabasov, R.; Kirillova, F.M.; George, J.; Afek, A.; Gilburd, B.; Levkovitz, H.; Shaish, A.; Goldberg, I.; Kopolovic, Y.; Wick, G.; Shoenfeld, Y.; Harats, D.; Nowak, C.B.