| James Jerger obtained his Ph.D. degree in Audiology from
Northwestern University in 1954. After 7 years on the NU faculty he
moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the faculty of Gallaudet
College. In 1962 he moved to Houston as Director of Research for the
Houston Speech & Hearing Center. In 1968 he joined the faculty
of the Baylor College of Medicine as Professor of Audiology and Head,
Division of Audiology and Speech Pathology, where he remained until
1997. Jerger is currently a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at
the University of Texas/Dallas where he continues his research on auditory
processing, especially the topographic brain mapping of auditory
event-related potentials. He continues to teach audiology students
at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and directs doctoral
studies in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Over the years, Jerger's research and clinical interests have focused on the development and evaluation of tools for the refinement of audiological diagnosis. His work includes studies of intensity discrimination, auditory adaptation and fatigue, speech audiometry, immittance audiometry, dichotic listening, and auditory evoked potentials. He is the author or co-author of 310 publications in the field.
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