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Inside NIDCD Newsletter

Summer 2005

Recent NIDCD and NIH Research News

Healthy hearing is on the federal government's health agenda, and NIDCD is leading the effort to help people improve and protect their hearing. Launched in 2000, Healthy Hearing 2010 is a national initiative to improve the hearing of all Americans through prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation.

NIDCD's 2005 Information Resource Directory features nearly 150 organizations committed to preventing communication disorders or to improving the lives of people who have disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The directory also includes a special section on federal organizations that provide information or assistance related to communication disorders.

The Combined Health Information Database (CHID) is a collection of health information materials provided by many leading federal health agencies and nonprofit organizations.