Submitted for Publication: February 20, 2015; final revision received May 3, 2015; accepted May 24, 2015.
Published Online: July 16, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1249.
Study concept and design: Mendelsohn, Zhang, Luegmair, Berke.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Mendelsohn, Zhang, Berke.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Mendelsohn, Zhang, Orestes, Berke.
Obtained funding: Zhang, Berke.
Administrative, technical, or material support: All authors.
Study supervision: Mendelsohn, Zhang, Berke.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant R01 DC009229 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding organization had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This study received the Broyles-Maloney award for outstanding thesis in the field at the 95th annual meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association; April 22, 2015; Boston, Massachusetts.