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Dr. Debara L. Tucci is the Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
August 24, 2023

Meet the Director: Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., is excited by opportunities to encourage and support research that...

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David Rice gives the opening remarks during the NIH 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month kick-off event.
March 09, 2023

Deafness is not a burden

Being deaf is not the same for everyone with the condition. Deafness means partial or complete loss of hearing in...

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New regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids could make them more accessible to people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
February 23, 2023

Loud and clear: What to know about hearing loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 37.5 million people in the United States ages 18 years or older. It affects one in three people...

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Consider a face mask with a clear window, which can make reading lips easier.
February 09, 2021

6 ways to communicate better while you wear a mask

Social distancing and face masks are necessary for preventing the spread of COVID-19. But they can also make communication more...

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October 14, 2017

Expanding hearing health care

"What's that you said?" Perhaps you've heard yourself say those words more often than you'd like...

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Stephen Ferranti
October 13, 2017

A journey with midlife hearing loss

Stephen Ferranti knew he had to address his hearing loss issues when he realized it could affect his job. As a...

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Lise Hamlin's hearing loss experience led her into a career of advocacy.
October 13, 2017

Helping others hear better

Lise Hamlin was born with hearing loss in one ear, though she was able to communicate adequately for 30 years. That...

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