Skip to main content
Text Size: sML

NIDCD 25th Anniversary

Photo: Dr. James Battey

NIDCD Celebrates 25 Years of Improving the Lives of People with Communication Disorders

"Over the course of the past twenty-five years, NIDCD-supported scientists have made astonishing advances in the NIDCD’s 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."

Read more of director James F. Battey, Jr.'s anniversary message »

Historical Timeline

View our interactive timeline to find out about NIDCD milestones over the past 25 years.

Thumbnail image of NIDCD's Anniversary Timeline. Click to view at full size.

Infographic: 20 Years of Newborn Hearing Screenings

Learn how NIDCD research has helped improve the lives of U.S. children by raising the national screening rate to 98%.

Thumbnail image of the Early Hearing Detection infographic. Click to view at full size.

What We're About

This "tag cloud" shows the concepts that are most important to us.

Thumbnail image of NIDCD tag cloud. Includes terms NIDCD, Research, Communication, Disorders, Hearing, Speech, Taste, Smell and many more