Release Date:  August 10, 1999

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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The mission of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication 
Disorders (NIDCD) is to conduct and support basic and clinical research and 
research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, 
smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.  Basic and clinical research
focused on 
understanding the normal processes and disorders of human communication are 
motivated both by intrinsic scientific interest and importance to the health
of the 
Nation.  In January and February, 1999, the NIDCD convened a group of 18 
distinguished scientists and members of the public, to provide recommendations 
for a Strategic Plan for the NIDCD for Fiscal Years 2000-2002.  The Strategic 
Planning Group was asked to identify areas of research that fell within the 
mission of the NIDCD.  The Strategic Planning Group considered the research 
currently supported by the Institute, as well as NIH-wide scientific
In addition, oral presentations and written statements from public
with an interest in research supported by NIDCD, were provided to assure that 
the public"s perspective would be assimilated into the recommendations for a 
Strategic Plan.  The final draft of the plan was discussed in detail at the
Advisory Council meeting on May 27, 1999.  The plan is available on the 
NIDCD web site at
The NIDCD encourages research and research training focused on the areas 
highlighted in the plan, areas which currently offer extraordinary scientific 
opportunities in human communication.

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