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.
"Human communication research now has more possibilities for productive exploration than at any other time in history."
Dr. James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
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The NIDCD's mandate to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research planning documents.
NIDCD's staff, offices and divisions.
Information about job openings, training, and continuing education.
Activities and campaigns to engage the public and ways to make a contribution to help NIDCD.
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.
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