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Kenneth S. Henry, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-4851

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Of ~35,000 neurons present in each cochlea at birth, 1000-2000 are lost per decade due to normal aging and exposure to loud sound. Further neurons may be lost from overexposure to loud sounds, but the consequences of cochlear neurodegeneration are not well understood. Our lab uses behavioral operant conditioning experiments in an avian model species to characterize the effects of cochlear neurodegeneration on behavioral sensitivity to complex sounds. We also use neural recordings from the inferior colliculus of the midbrain to identify the changes in central processing that underlie deficits in auditory perception.

Publications

Journal Articles

1/2022
Henry, Kenneth S. "Animals models of hidden hearing loss: Does auditory-nerve-fiber loss cause real-world listening difficulties?". Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 2022; 118(Special Issue: Inner Ear Biology).

12/7/2021
Henry KS. "Animals models of hidden hearing loss: Does auditory-nerve-fiber loss cause real-world listening difficulties?" Molecular and cellular neurosciences.. 2021 Dec 7; 118:103692. Epub 2021 Dec 07.

8/2/2021
Fan L, Henry KS, Carney LH. "Responses to diotic tone-in-noise stimuli in the inferior colliculus: stimulus envelope and neural fluctuation cues." Hearing research.. 2021 Aug 2; 409:108328. Epub 2021 Aug 02.

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