Submitted for Publication: June 8, 2012; final revision received August 22, 2012; accepted October 15, 2012.
Author Contributions: Drs Park, Mann, Wang, and Schleiss 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: Park, Mann, Error, Firpo, Alder, and Schleiss. Acquisition of data: Park, Mann, Error, Miller, Firpo, and Wang. Analysis and interpretation of data: Park, Mann, Error, Miller, Firpo, and Alder. Drafting of the manuscript: Park, Mann, Firpo, and Alder. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Park, Mann, Error, Miller, Firpo, Wang, Alder, and Schleiss. Statistical analysis: Miller, Firpo, Wang, Alder, and Schleiss. Obtained funding: Park. Administrative, technical, and material support: Park, Mann, Error, Firpo, and Schleiss. Study supervision: Park, Mann, and Firpo.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by an American Academy of Otolaryngology Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts grant (Dr Park), by a Deafness Research grant (Dr Park), and by grant R01 DC008651 from the National Institutes of Health (Dr Schleiss).
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the 35th Annual Mid-Winter Research Meeting of The Association for Research in Otolaryngology; February 26, 2012; San Diego, California.