Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 23 pp 11541—11564

The local translation of KNa in dendritic projections of auditory neurons and the roles of KNa in the transition from hidden to overt hearing loss

Figure 3. Changes in pure tone responses. (AD) Mean absolute ABR thresholds in response to pure tones (4, 8, 16 and 32 kHz) were not statistically significantly different between WT and DKO mice in 1- and 3-mo old, but were significantly different in 6- and 9-mo old mice. Summary data are expressed as (mean ± SD), and statistical comparisons are shown. For 4 KHz, the mean thresholds (in dB SPL) at 6 mos were; WT = 35.00 ± 5.00; DKO = 62.50 ± 12.94; n = 8; p = 0.0001. Mean thresholds at 9 mos were; WT = 45.83 ± 3.76; DKO = 73.33 ± 11.55; n = 8; p = 0.0001. For 8 KHz, the mean thresholds (in dB SPL) at 6 mos were; WT = 46.00 ± 6.52; DKO = 70.83 ± 8.60; n = 8; p = 0.0001. Mean thresholds at 9 mos were; WT = 48.30 ± 4.10; DKO = 78.30 ± 2.89; n = 8; p = 0.0001. For 16 KHz, the mean thresholds (in dB SPL) at 3 mos were; WT = 15.83 ± 4.91; DKO = 28.50 ± 8.83; n = 8; p = 0.0032. Mean thresholds at 6 mos were; WT = 27.50 ± 11.90; DKO = 53.00 ± 2.74; n = 8; p = 0.0001. Mean thresholds at 9 mos were; WT = 25.00 ± 10.49; DKO = 55.00 ± 0.00; n = 8; p = 0.0001. For 32 KHz, the mean thresholds (in dB SPL) at 6 mos were; WT = 42.50 ± 10.40; DKO = 73.84 ± 8.37; n = 8; p = 0.0001. Mean thresholds at 9 mos were; WT = 50.00 ± 4.47; DKO = 80.00 ± 0.00; n = 8; p = 0.0001.