HLAA Exhibitor: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders (NIDCD)

June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach
By Marla Dougherty  6/23/11

Federally funded by the National Institute for Health, the NIDCD uses supports research in hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The knowledge obtained by this research is translated into easy to read, free publications available to the public.  NIDCD’s “Ten Ways To Recognize Hearing Loss” bookmark has been a valuable tool at the health fairs where NVRC exhibits throughout the year.

A popular NIDCD program started a couple of years ago is called “It’s a Noisy Planet” and is presented in schools to teach kids how to protect their hearing in loud places.  The NIDCD website is loaded with great information and you can learn about their latest research at  http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/