About the Authors

Henning Frenzel

Affiliation Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Jörg Bohlender

Affiliation Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Katrin Pinsker

Affiliation Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Bärbel Wohlleben

Affiliation Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Jens Tank

Affiliation Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Stefan G. Lechner

Affiliation Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Daniela Schiska

Affiliation Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Teresa Jaijo

Affiliation Genetics Unit, Hospital Universitario La Fe, and CIBERER, Valencia, Spain

Franz Rüschendorf

Affiliation Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Kathrin Saar

Affiliation Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Jens Jordan

Affiliation Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

José M. Millán

Affiliation Genetics Unit, Hospital Universitario La Fe, and CIBERER, Valencia, Spain

Manfred Gross

Affiliation Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Gary R. Lewin

glewin@mdc-berlin.de

Affiliation Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: GRL HF JJ JM MG. Performed the experiments: HF JB KP BW SGL JT KS DS TJ. Analyzed the data: HF GRL JT SGL KS FR. Wrote the paper: HF GRL.