Speech, Language, and Hearing Problems in the Laurence-Moon-Biedl Syndrome The speech, language, and hearing characteristics of three siblings medically diagnosed as having the Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome were evaluated. The type and degree of speech, language, and hearing deviations associated with this syndrome have not yet been adequately defined. Individual test results are compared, and the speech and language deviations observed ... Case Report
Case Report  |   August 01, 1972
Speech, Language, and Hearing Problems in the Laurence-Moon-Biedl Syndrome
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Dean C. Garstecki
    University of Illinois Speech Clinic, Champaign, Illinois
  • Earl W. Stark
    University of Illinois Hearing Clinic, Champaign, Illinois
  • Brenda T. Kennedy
    Champaign, Illinois
Article Information
Case Report   |   August 01, 1972
Speech, Language, and Hearing Problems in the Laurence-Moon-Biedl Syndrome
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1972, Vol. 37, 407-413. doi:10.1044/jshd.3703.407
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1972, Vol. 37, 407-413. doi:10.1044/jshd.3703.407

The speech, language, and hearing characteristics of three siblings medically diagnosed as having the Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome were evaluated. The type and degree of speech, language, and hearing deviations associated with this syndrome have not yet been adequately defined. Individual test results are compared, and the speech and language deviations observed appear to be related to the syndrome. It is doubtful, however, that the hearing loss evidenced in two of the affected siblings can be considered a primary characteristic of the syndrome. Thorough audiologic, otologic, speech, and language evaluations of children with the syndrome are needed.

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