In honor of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder’s (NIDCD) 30th anniversary, Open Access Government has profiled the hearing and balance research organization that is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in an article that can be viewed here.

According to Judith Cooper, PhD—acting director of the NIDCD and director of the NIDCD Division of Scientific Programs who is quoted in the article—NIDCD research is primarily focused on identifying hearing loss genes; determining barriers to treatment and evaluating new “service delivery and screening models,” and the application of cochlear implant technology in the development of “other neural prostheses.”

Additionally, the NIDCD has, as part of its mission, a commitment to reducing hearing loss and offers recommendations for the most preventable kinds of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) that include lowering the volume on personal music devices, moving away from loud noise sources, and wearing earmuffs and earplugs when engaged in noisy activities.

To read the article in its entirety on the Open Access Government website, please click here.

Source: Open Access Government, NIDCD