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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - NIDCD

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National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320

Bethesda, MD 20892-2320

800-241-1044 (Voice - Toll-free, NIDCD Information Clearinghouse)
800-241-1055 (TTY, Toll-free: NIDCD Information Clearinghouse)


Established in 1988, NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function. NIDCD has focused national attention on disorders of human communication and has contributed to advances in biomedical and behavioral research that will improve the lives of millions of individuals with communication disorders.

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Thu Aug 11, 2011