Cats have among the best hearing of all mammals in that they are extremely sensitive to a broad range of frequencies. The ear is a highly complex structure that is delicately balanced in terms of its biochemistry, types of receptors, ion channels, mechanical properties, and cellular organization. Sensorineural deafness is caused by ""flawed"" genes that are inherited from one or both parents. Hearing loss can also be acquired as a result of noise trauma from industrialized environment, viral infection, or blunt trauma. To date, it is not practical to intervene and attempt to correct these forms of deafness in cats.
|ISBN||1878-1306 (Electronic) 0195-5616 (Linking)|
|Authors||Ryugo, D. K.; Menotti-Raymond, M.;|
|Responsible Garvan Author|
|Publisher Name||VETERINARY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA-SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23122176|
|OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version||https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/open-access/11640|