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New Web Site and Updated Fact Sheet on Usher syndrome Available
A new National Institutes of Health Web site on Usher syndrome is now online. Two components of NIH, NIDCD and the National Eye Institute, worked together to develop the site. Available at www.ushersyndrome.nih.gov, it offers basic facts and resources for patients and families, information on clinical studies, and resources for scientists.

The NIDCD fact sheet on Usher syndrome, the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision, is newly updated. It is available online or in print. To request print copies, contact the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse by calling 800-241-1044 or sending an e-mail to nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov.

Updated Hearing Statistics Now Available
A freshly revamped section of the NIDCD Web site offers new and updated statistics on hearing and ear disorders. Newly added are charts and tables on hearing and ear problems affecting people of all ages. References for scientific journal articles related to hearing epidemiology have also been added. A new special section, An Epidemiological Perspective on Hearing: What the Numbers Mean, offers commentary by NIDCD grant recipient George Gates, M.D., of the University of Washington, and NIDCD epidemiologist Howard Hoffman.

The updated NIDCD statistics page is available online.

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