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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Information Clearinghouse

1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
Toll-Free Voice: (800) 241-1044
Toll-Free TTY: (800) 241-1055
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The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Information Clearinghouse, a service of the NIDCD, is a national resource center for health information on hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language for health professionals, patients, and the public. The NIDCD Information Clearinghouse provides health information based on scientific discovery and disseminates it to the public. The clearinghouse answers inquiries, distributes publications and other resources, and works with partners to increase availability of materials to the public. In addition, the clearinghouse provides materials in Spanish, and bilingual information specialists are available to respond to inquiries.

The NIDCD’s national education campaign, It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing ®, raises awareness among parents of preteens about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. 


NIDCD and Noisy Planet news updates
Type: Online news stories, and email subscription services

NIDCD Resources Directory 
Type: Online directory of organizations and their resources

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