About the Authors

Ali A. Almishaal

Contributed equally to this work with: Ali A. Almishaal, Pranav D. Mathur

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Affiliation Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Utah College of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Pranav D. Mathur

Contributed equally to this work with: Ali A. Almishaal, Pranav D. Mathur

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Affiliations Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Elaine Hillas

Roles Investigation, Methodology

Affiliation Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Liting Chen

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Anne Zhang

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Jun Yang

Roles Funding acquisition, Resources, Supervision

Affiliations Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Yong Wang

Roles Investigation, Methodology

Affiliation Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Wayne M. Yokoyama

Roles Methodology, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Matthew A. Firpo

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

matt.firpo@hsc.utah.edu

Affiliation Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Albert H. Park

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.