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.
NIDCD-supported scientists have made astonishing advances in our mission areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. Numerous discoveries have expanded our knowledge base and led to improved diagnosis, treatment, and technology for people with communication disorders.
Dr. James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Advancing Research to Improve the Lives of People with Communication
Disorders: A Message from the NIDCD Director
Bio of Dr. Battey
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