We would like to thank our patients for agreeing to donate their personal data for our study and to have these data published.
This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (Nos. 2017YFA0103900, 2016YFC0905200), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 81620108005, 81500801, 81830029).
Ethics approval and consent to participate
All procedures performed in this study involving human participants were performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. This study was approved by the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital affiliated with Fudan University Review Board of the Office of Research Compliance through protocol 2017044. Written informed consent was obtained from all individuals, and this study was approved by the ethics committee of the Institutional Review Board of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital affiliated with Fudan University (Shanghai, China).
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Availability of data and materials
The datasets used and/or analysed during the current study available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
1. Department of the Affiliated Eye and ENT Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, ENT Institute and Otorhinolaryngology, Fudan University, No. 83, Fenyang Road, Shanghai 200031, China.
Qiang Du, Qin Sun, Xiaodong Gu, Weitao Li, Luo Guo, Huawei Li
2. Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
3. NHC Key Laboratory of Hearing Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China.
Qiang Du ,Qin Sun, Xiaodong Gu ,Weitao Li, Luo Guo, Huawei Li
4. Shanghai Engineering Research Centre of Cochlear Implant, Shanghai 200031, China.
5. The Institutes of Brain Science and the Collaborative Innovation Center for Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
6. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Huizhou Municipal Central Hospital, Huizhou 516002, Guangdong, China.
Luo Guo and Huawei Li designed the experiment. Qiang Du, Qin Sun and Xiaodong Gu carried out the experiment. Qiang Du and Luo Guo wrote the main manuscript text and prepared figures 1-2. All authors reviewed and approved the final manuscript.