Laboratory of Comparative Hearing


Tinnitus in Animals



Heffner, H. E. & Heffner, R. S. (2012). Behavioral tests for tinnitus in animals. In J. J. Eggermont, F.-G. Zheng, A. N. Popper & R. R. Fay (Eds.) Tinnitus. Springer: NY, pp. 21-58.

Heffner, H. E. (2011). Two-choice sound-localization procedure for detecting unilateral tinnitus in animals. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 577-589.

Heffner, H. E. And Koay, G. (2005). Tinnitus and hearing loss in hamsters exposed to loud sound. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 734-742.


Zhang, J., Heffner, H.E., Koay, G., & Kaltenbach, J. A. (2004).Hyperactivity in the hamster dorsal cochlear nucleus: Its relationship to tinnitus. Abstracts of the Twenty Seventh Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 27, 302. This poster addressed the question of whether spontaneous activity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus is related to tinnitus or hearing loss.

Heffner, H. E. and Harrington, I. A. (2002). Tinnitus in hamsters following exposure to loud sound. Hearing Research, 170, 83-95.

Kaltenbach, J. A., Heffner, H. E., Zhang, J., Mathog, T. A., and Zacharek, M. A. (2001). Neuro-physiological mechanisms of noise-induced tinnitus. In: D. Henderson, D. Prasher, R. Kopke, R. Salvi, and R. Hamernik, (Eds.) Noise Inducted Hearing Loss, Basic Mechanisms, Prevention and Control, Noise Research Network Publications. Network Publications (nRn): London. pp. 153-168.

Kaltenbach, J.A., Heffner, H.E., and Afman, C.E. (1999). Effects of intense sound on spontaneous activity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus and its relation to tinnitus. Proceedings of the 6th International Tinnitus Seminar, 6, 133-138.

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