Submitted for Publication: July 6, 2011; final revision received August 21, 2011; accepted September 8, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs Pramanik, Merchant, and Lalwani, the co–senior authors, had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Friedmann, Eubig, Pramanik, and Lalwani. Acquisition of data: Friedmann, Winata, Merchant, and Lalwani. Analysis and interpretation of data: Friedmann, Eubig, Pramanik, Merchant, and Lalwani. Drafting of the manuscript: Friedmann, Winata, Merchant, and Lalwani. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Friedmann, Eubig, Pramanik, and Lalwani. Statistical analysis: Friedmann. Administrative, technical, and material support: Friedmann, Eubig, Winata, Merchant, and Lalwani. Study supervision: Pramanik, Merchant, and Lalwani.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported in part by National Institutes of Health grant U24DC011943 to Dr Merchant.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Neurotology Society; May 1, 2011; Chicago, Illinois.