• Jaundiced rats do not differ from normal rats in the development of frequency-specific startle responses to sound in spite of the auditory brainstem damage in the affected rats. Jaundiced rats do show a vocal motor abnormality. Behavioral auditory results support the concept of neural involvement in early vocal development; however, the site of involvement in hearing development is still ambiguous.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:339-342)
Lenhardt ML. Effects of Hyperbilirubinemia on the Hearing and Vocal Development in Gunn Rats. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(6):339–342. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790540011003
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