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Join Us for a Twitter Chat on Usher Syndrome

March 25, 2014
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

You can read an archive of the chat onlineThis link will open a non-federal website in a new window..


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The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) supports biomedical research and training in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The NIDCD uses the findings from this research to increase public awareness of communication disorders and to improve their diagnosis and treatment. We are partnering with the National Eye Institute (NEI) on a Twitter chat to discuss Usher syndrome, which causes progressive loss of hearing and vision.    

Usher syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. Through this partnership with NEI, the NIDCD hopes to increase knowledge about the disorder and inform the public about current advances in understanding the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Usher syndrome.

We’ll be tweeting from @NIDCDThis link will open a non-federal website in a new window. and @NatEyeInstituteThis link will open a non-federal website in a new window.. Join us Tuesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. ET, and follow the conversation on Twitter using #NEIchat.