Feline Deafness

David Kay Ryugo, Marilyn Menotti-Raymond

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1207
Number of pages29
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Auditory system
  • Brain
  • Cochlea
  • Congenital deafness
  • Genes
  • Synapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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Feline Deafness. / Ryugo, David Kay; Menotti-Raymond, Marilyn.

In: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice, Vol. 42, No. 6, 11.2012, p. 1179-1207.

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Ryugo, David Kay ; Menotti-Raymond, Marilyn. / Feline Deafness. In: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice. 2012 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 1179-1207.
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