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Amanda M. Lauer, Ph.D.

Amanda M. Lauer, Ph.D.
Amanda M. Lauer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. - University of Maryland, College Park
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • Hearing loss
  • Efferent feedback to the cochlea
  • Auditory brainstem


Lina, I. A., Lauer, A. M. (2013). Rapid measurement of auditory filter shape in mice using the auditory brainstem response and notched noise. Hearing Research, 298, 73-79.

Schettino, A., Lauer, A. M. (2013). The efficiency of design-based stereology in estimating spiral ganglion populations in mice. Hearing Research, 304, 153-158.

Lauer, A. M., Connelly, C.J., Graham, H., Ryugo, D.K. (2013). Morphological characterization of bushy cells and their inputs in the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) anteroventral cochlear nucleus. PLoS ONE 8(8): e73308. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073308.

Lauer, A. M., Fuchs, P. A., Ryugo, D. K., Francis, H. W. (2012). Efferent synapses return to inner hair cells in the aging cochlea. Neurobiology of Aging. Available online ahead of print.

Lauer, A. M., El-Sharkawy, A. M., Kraitchman, D. L., Edelstein, W. A. (2012). MRI acoustic noise can harm experimental and companion animals. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Available online ahead of print.

Lauer, A. M., May, B. J. (2011). Acoustic basis of directional acuity in laboratory mice. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12, 633-645.

Lauer, A. M., May, B. J. (2011). The medial olivocochlear system attenuates the developmental impact of early noise exposure. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12, 329-343.

Yang, Y., Aitoubah, J., Lauer A. M., Nuriya, M., Takamiya, K., Jia, Z., May, B. J., Huganir, R. L., and Wang, L. (2011). GluA4 is indispensable for driving ultra-fast neurotransmission across a high-fidelity central synapse. Journal of Physiology, 589, 4209-4227.

May, B. J., Lauer, A.M., Roos, M. J. (2011). Impairments of the medial olivocochlear system (MOCS) increase the risk of noise-induced auditory neuropathy in laboratory mice. Otology and Neurotology, 32, 1568-1578.

Lauer, A. M., Molis, M., and Leek, M. R. (2009). Discrimination of time-reversed harmonic complexes by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners.  Journal of Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 10, 609-619.

Lauer, A. M., May, B. J., Hao, Z. J., & Watson, J. (2009). Analysis of environmental sound levels in modern rodent housing rooms. Lab Animal, 38, 154-159.

Lauer, A. M., Dooling, R. J., and Leek, M. R. (2009). Psychophysical evidence for damage to the active processing mechanism in the Belgian Waterslager canary. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 195, 193-202.

Lauer, A. M., Dooling, R. J., Leek, M. R., and Poling, K. P. (2008). Detection and discrimination of simple and complex sounds by Belgian Waterslager canaries.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122, 3615-3627.

Dooling, R. J., Dent, M. L, Lauer, A. M., and Ryals, B. M. (2008). Functional recovery following hair cell regeneration in birds. In Salvi, R., Popper, A. N., and Fay, R. R. (eds.) Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: Regeneration and Repair in the Auditory System. Springer: New York, pp 117-140.

Lauer, A. M., and Dooling, R. J. (2007). Evidence of hyperacusis in canaries with permanent hereditary high-frequency hearing loss. Seminars in Hearing, 28, 319-326.

Lauer, A. M., Dooling, R. J., Leek, M. R., and Lentz, J. J. (2006). Phase effects in masking by harmonic complexes in three species of birds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119, 1251-1259.

Lohr, B. L., Lauer, A. M., Newman, M. R., & Dooling, R. J. (2004). Hearing in the red-billed firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) and the Spanish timbrado canary (Serinus canaria): The influence of natural and artificial selection on auditory abilities and vocal structure.  Bioacoustics, 14, 83-98.

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