Gilbert R Herer

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Among persons with intellectual disability, the prevalence of hearing impairments is high. During the German Special Olympics Summer Games 2004, a hearing screening was conducted on 755 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Obligatory screening included ear inspection and recording of otoacoustic emissions, and optional screening included tympanometry(More)
The present investigation examined the effects of sickle cell anemia on threshold hearing. The study included 43 homozygous sickle cell anemia patients, ages 7-18 years, and 23 age-matched controls with documented normal hemoglobin. Both the study and control groups received otologic and audiologic examinations. Bilaterally normal hearing was found in 88%(More)
The Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Program provides a unique opportunity to determine the hearing service needs of individuals with mild intellectual disabilities participating in athletic endeavors in countries throughout the world. The Healthy Hearing Program screened 855 of 1800 athletes with intellectual disability over a period of a week at Nagano,(More)
Measures of transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) reproducibility were obtained for 506 ears of 260 children and young adults. Frequency-specific and whole reproducibility data were obtained using ILO88 hardware and software (version 3.92), and were analyzed with respect to pure tone threshold and emmittance data for the same ears. The 2,000-Hz(More)