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How Loud Is Too Loud? How Long Is Too Long? Fact Sheet

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Fact Sheet

Download Noisy Planet Materials

Help spread the message to kids and their parents that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is preventable. You can download free fact sheets and posters online at NIDCD’s Noisy Planet Web site. Check the site for current availability. Noisy Planet publications are not copyrighted, so we encourage you to duplicate these items and distribute them at events attended by parents and tweens.

Updated Fact Sheets on Aphasia and Stuttering

NIDCD recently updated its fact sheets on Aphasia and Stuttering. The fact sheets describe the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of aphasia and stuttering.

Read them online at Aphasia and Stuttering. You can request print copies of each publication online. Also you can contact the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse by calling (800) 241-1044 or sending an Email to

NIH Launches New Web Tool to Report Detailed Funding Information

In an effort to provide consistent and transparent research funding information, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization process, or RCDC. This Web tool gives you access to the same 215 major research funding areas used to report to Congress. You can find the detailed list of categories by visiting the “Estimates of Funding for Various Diseases, Conditions, and Research Areas”.

For the first time, you can view the total funds spent in each category for the current fiscal year and previous fiscal years based on grants, contracts, and research conducted in NIH’s laboratories and clinics. By clicking on each of the categories, you can access a list of all funded projects for that category and view, print, or download a detailed report. Links to patents and publications associated with each project also will be available in the next few months. 

The RCDC process does not reflect the entire NIH research portfolio and budget. For more information about the RCDC go online.

Last Updated Date: 
June 7, 2010