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About Us

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Meet the Director

"Human communication research now has more possibilities for productive exploration than at any other time in history."

Dr. James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIDCD

More about Dr. Battey

NIDCD's 25th Anniversary

Important milestones from our first 25 years, a new infographic, and more.

Mission and Strategic Plans

The NIDCD's mandate to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research planning documents.

Organizational Structure and Staff

NIDCD's staff, offices and divisions.

Job Opportunities

Information about job openings, training, and continuing education.

Get Involved

Activities and campaigns to engage the public and ways to make a contribution to help NIDCD.

Congressional Testimony and the NIDCD Budget

Current and past congressional testimony and budgets.

Advisory Groups and Review Committees

Information about and meeting schedules for the Advisory Council, Board of Scientific Counselors, Communications Disorders Review Committee, and Special Emphasis Panel.

Contact Us

Talk to a health information specialist toll free, media inquiries, and technical questions.