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ERIC Number: ED019797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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HEARING, LANGUAGE, AND SPEECH DISORDERS. NINDB RESEARCH PROFILE NUMBER 4.
National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
AS PART OF HIS ANNUAL STATEMENT TO CONGRESS, THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES AND BLINDNESS DESCRIBES RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN SPEECH AND HEARING DISORDERS. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PREVALENCE AND CAUSES OF COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (HEARING, SPEECH, LANGUAGE, VOICE, AND READING) IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. INSTITUTE SUPPORTED PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED, INCLUDING THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND ITS DISORDERS, THE INSTITUTE CONFERENCE (AT PRINCETON) ON BRAIN MECHANISMS, FIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY HUMAN COMMUNICATION RESEARCH CENTERS (LOCATED IN UNIVERSITIES AND HOSPITALS), THE COLLABORATIVE PERINATAL PROJECT (A STUDY OF 55,000 PREGNANCIES), AND THE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER (FOR DISSEMINATION OF SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION). RESEARCH ACTIVITY INCLUDES WORK WITH THE VERY YOUNG AND INVESTIGATIONS OF RUBELLA AND BONE CONDUCTION. STUDIES OF BEQUEATHED INNER EAR STRUCTURES ARE BEING CONDUCTED THROUGH THE TEMPORAL BONE BANK PROGRAM. STANDARDIZATION OF BOTH CLASSIFICATION AND NOMENCLATURE AND TESTS OF MEASUREMENTS IS UNDER CONSIDERATION, AS WELL AS IMPROVED METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PERSONS WITH COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS. OTHER CURRENT PROJECTS INCLUDE DRUG EVALUATION, COMPUTER TECHNIQUES, NERVE DEAFNESS, SEX LINKED NOISE SENSITIVITY, WRITTEN LANGUAGE FOR DEAF CHILDREN, RH DAMAGE TO HEARING, AND APHASIA TESTING. FUTURE PLANS ARE FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY EFFORT IN NEURO-OTOLOGY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402, FOR $0.15. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
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