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NIDCD History and Milestones
Through Research, NIDCD Improves the Lives of People with Communication Disorders
"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. At least 20 percent of U.S. adults have a significant impairment of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, or language. 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."
In October 2013, the NIDCD celebrated 25 years of research. For a full history of the NIDCD, see the NIH Almanac.