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Taste and Smell Disorders

NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Established in 1988, NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function. NIDCD has focused national attention on disorders of human communication and has contributed to advances in biomedical and behavioral research that will improve the lives of millions of individuals with communication disorders.

Review Date: August 11, 2011

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American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

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NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse

The NIDCD Information Clearinghouse is a national resource center which provides information on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language disorders. The Clearinghouse collects and disseminates information; maintains a computerized database of health related materials, and develops and distributes publications. NIDCD Information Clearinghouse responds to telephone, mail and electronic mail requests from health professionals, patients, and the public.

Review Date: July 06, 2011

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