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New Publications List
NIDCD has updated its Publications List, a printed listing of all of NIDCD's fact sheets and other free materials that can be ordered and reproduced. Topics are categorized according to our seven major mission areas: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. Publications can be ordered online or downloaded from our Web site. Many publications are also available in Spanish.
To order by phone, call the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse toll-free at (800) 241-1044 or (800) 241-1055 (TTY) or send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATED: "How Loud Is Too Loud?" Bookmark
Did you know that prolonged exposure to any noise above 85 decibels can cause gradual hearing loss? Our colorful "How Loud Is Too Loud?" bookmark—updated with some of the more common sounds we hear—is a fun and useful way to become more aware of the noise levels that put our hearing at risk, and the things we can do to protect our hearing.
Sign Up for the New 2006 Directory!
The 2006 NIDCD Resource Directory is coming soon. The directory features nearly 150 nonprofit and federal 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. Each organization is identified by up-to-date contact information as well as a short description that explains its scope and mission. To sign up for the 2006 directory, contact the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse toll-free at (800) 241-1044 (voice) or (800) 241-1055 (TTY), or send an Email to email@example.com.
Link to NIH News in Health!
Information about how to link to NIH News in Health from your organization’s Web site is available at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/linktous.htm. NIH News in Health is a monthly newsletter that provides practical health information based on NIH research. It is a great resource for the public and features a timely health topic each month. Recent topics have included diabetes, cold and flu, teen drug use, and mental health. For information on balance disorders, read “Dizzy for the Holidays,” in the December 2005 issue.
We Want Your Suggestions!
NIDCD is updating its publications plan, and we are adding new topics to our list of fact sheets. We also welcome your suggestions about Inside. To suggest a topic for a fact sheet or to comment on Inside, contact the Inside editor, Mary Sullivan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.