About the Authors

Jinhui Zhang

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Songlin Chen

Affiliation Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Zhiqiang Hou

Affiliation Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Jing Cai

Affiliation Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Mingmin Dong

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Xiaorui Shi

shix@ohsu.edu

Affiliation Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JHZ MMD XS. Performed the experiments: JHZ SLC JC ZQH. Analyzed the data: JHZ SLC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JHZ XS. Wrote the paper: XS JHZ.