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Beyond the Lab, Understanding Communication Disorders: Speaker Series

Designed for administrative and support staff as well as scientists, the NIDCD's Beyond the Lab, Understanding Communication Disorders speaker series gives NIH staff and the public the opportunity to learn about the NIDCD’s research and about scientific advances in communication disorders—conditions that directly affect about one in six Americans during their lifetime. The goal of the series is to present the science of the NIDCD's mission areas in ways that everyone can understand. The series is open to the larger NIH community and to the public. All lectures are webcast live and available for later viewing on the NIH videocast site.

Upcoming Lecture

June 29, 2023
Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D., Audiologist and Program Officer, NIDCD
Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going
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Previous Lectures

Previous Beyond the Lab lectures can be viewed on videocast:

June 28, 2022
Matthew W. Kelley, Ph.D., chief, NIDCD Section on Developmental Neuroscience
Progress Toward Hair Cell Regeneration and the Restoration of Hearing (NIH videocast link)
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June 17, 2021
Tracy Fitzgerald, Ph.D., CCC-A, staff scientist in the NIDCD Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility
NIDCD Mouse Auditory Testing Core Facility's Role in Identifying Hearing Loss (video)
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June 16, 2020
Wade Chien, M.D., NIDCD otolaryngology surgeon-scientist and principal investigator, Inner Ear Gene Therapy Program
The Promise of Gene Therapy for Hearing and Balance Disorders (video)
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May 28, 2019
Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D., chief, NIDCD Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Section on Human Genetics
Human Hereditary Deafness is Complex Yet Easy to Grasp (video)
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May 8, 2018
Clint Allen, M.D., NIDCD otolaryngology surgeon-scientist and principal investigator, Translational Tumor Immunology Program
Harnessing the Immune System to Fight HPV-Related Tumors in the Airway (video)
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May 23, 2017
Doris Wu, Ph.D., chief, NIDCD Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Section on Sensory Cell Regeneration and Development
The Making of the Inner Ear (video)
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April 26, 2016
Carmen Brewer, Ph.D., chief, NIDCD Audiology Unit, and Kelly King, Au.D., Ph.D., NIDCD research audiologist
From Natural History to Clinical Trial: The Role of Audiology in Understanding and Treating Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (video)
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December 10, 2015
Lisa Cunningham, Ph.D., chief, NIDCD Section on Sensory Cell Biology
How NIDCD Research is Preventing or Reversing Hearing Loss (video)
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September 11, 2014
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., chief, NIDCD Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders
How NIDCD Research is Leading to an Understanding of Stuttering (video)
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