About the Authors

Kelly N. Owens

Contributed equally to this work with: Kelly N. Owens, Felipe Santos

Affiliations Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Felipe Santos

Contributed equally to this work with: Kelly N. Owens, Felipe Santos

Affiliations Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Brock Roberts

Affiliation Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Tor Linbo

Affiliation Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Allison B. Coffin

Affiliations Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Anna J. Knisely

Affiliations Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Julian A. Simon

Affiliation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Edwin W. Rubel

Affiliations Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

David W. Raible

draible@u.washington.edu

Affiliations Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KO FS JS ER DR. Performed the experiments: KO FS BR TL AK AC. Analyzed the data: KO FS BR AC ER DR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS. Wrote the paper: KO FS ER DR.