htm sponsor International Noise Awareness Day (in April) Wise Ears National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD
Information Clearinghouse 1 Communication Ave.
conducts and supports research and research training on normal and disordered mechanisms of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.
Director, and other scientists at the Philadelphia Smell and Taste Center have studied 750 people who complained of olfactory and taste problems.
Funders of the research include the NIDCD
(grant K01 DC013300), the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health Common Fund (RC2 AG036607), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, the Ellison Medical Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente National and Regional Community Benefit Programs.
estimates also that only 20% of people who could benefit from a hearing aid currently use one.
a geneticist with the NIDCD
, had earlier indicated a place on chromosome 12 that was likely to harbor a gene variant that caused this disorder.
respond to their own name (ASHA, 2007; NIDCD
Clearinghouse has additional information on speech and language development, communication options, cochlear implants, hearing aids, ASL, and other topics covered in this fact sheet.
conducts and supports research and research training on normal mechanisms as well as diseases and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.
In many cases a diagnosis is not achieved because there are at least 66 genes implicated in deafness," said Eliot Shearer, a NIDCD
Predoctoral Research Fellow and member of the MD/PhD program, at the University of Iowa's Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratory (MORL).
is part of the National Institutes of Health.