NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 45, December 18, 1992


P.T. 34


  Communicative Disorders, Hearing 



National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

(NIDCD), National Institutes of Health, has a requirement to

establish a Hereditary Hearing Impairment Resource Registry for the

study of genetic hearing impairment and deafness, serving as a

national resource for the biomedical research community.  The

contractor will encourage the direct enlistment of individuals and

families in whom hearing impairment or deafness appears and who are

willing to participate in genetic studies and the referral of

individuals and families by their health care professionals.  The

contractor will collect and maintain clinical information on

participants including specified medical, audiologic, demographic and

epidemiologic variables.  In addition, the contractor will encourage

the pursuit of research on the genetic bases of hearing impairment

and deafness by disseminating pertinent information to primary care

physicians, otolaryngologists, audiologists and medical and molecular

geneticists, and other biomedical scientists and health care


A three-year cost-reimbursement type contract is anticipated.  The

solicitation is scheduled for release on or about December 23, 1992,

with proposals due on February 8, 1993.  All responsible sources may

submit a proposal that will be considered by the government.


Requests for copies of the solicitation are to be made in writing to:

John P. DeCenzo, Contracting Officer

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Research Contracts Branch, DCG/OD

Building 31, Room 1B44

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-4487


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