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)
Our objectives were 1) to determine whether transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) are affected by the status of the tympanic membrane (TM) and middle ear (ME) as determined by clinical examinations and tympanograms; 2) to determine the efficacy of TEOAEs in detecting hearing loss; and 3) to determine the relative effects of the ME status and(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)
The purpose of this study was to discover whether sensorineural hearing loss was a significant complication in survivors of persistent fetal circulation. Eleven patients were followed to 36 months. Hearing assessments were performed on at least two occasions using brain stem auditory evoked response testing and behavioral audiometry. Three of 11 babies had(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)