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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.
For 30 years, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has supported basic and clinical research and research training on communication and sensory disorders. As we head toward new frontiers in scientific discovery and precision medicine, the NIDCD is well positioned to support innovative studies to produce more sensitive, effective, and individually tailored interventions for communication disorders.
Dr. Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIDCD
The NIDCD's mandate to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research planning documents.
Strategic Plans help the NIDCD prioritize its research funding by identifying areas of outstanding promise, as well as identifying knowledge gaps.
Important milestones and events in the NIDCD's history since its founding in 1988.
NIDCD's staff, offices and divisions.
Information about job openings, training, and continuing education.
Current and past congressional testimony and budgets.
Information about and meeting schedules for the Advisory Council, Board of Scientific Counselors, Communications Disorders Review Committee, and Special Emphasis Panel.
Talk to a health information specialist toll free, media inquiries, and technical questions.
Activities and campaigns to engage the public and ways to make a contribution to help NIDCD.