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This portal aims to provide information for and about people with disabilities, their families, and the people who work with them across the lifespan. This portal covers a range of disability-related topics including general information, resources, and toolkits.
  • ¡Escuchar con Sabiduría! ¡En el Trabajo!
    • Está página contiene datos sobre la protecion de los oídos en el ambiente del trabajo.
  • ¡Escuche con Sabiduría!
    • Esta página ofrece un breve resumen de los factores que pueden causar daños en el oído o pérdida de la audición.
  • ¡Escuche con Sabiduría! Para toda la Vida
    • Está página contiene information sobre la prevención de la pérdida de la audición causada por el ruido.
  • ¿Ha sido Evaluada la Audición de su Bebé?
    • Está página es sobre el proceso de la evaluación de la audición en los bebes.
  • Afasia
    • Informacion básica sobre la afasia; un trastorno del idioma que es el resultado del daño a las porciones del cerebro que son responsables del lenguaje.
  • American Sign Language
    • This page gives a brief history of American Sign Language (ASL) and compares it to other signed languages around the globe.
  • Aphasia
    • This page describes Aphasia, a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language.
  • Apraxia of Speech
    • Basic information on apraxia, a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently.
  • Assistive Devices for People With Hearing, Voice, Speech or Language Disorders
    • This page contains information about assistive devices used by people with hearing, voice, speech or language disorders. It also contains information on what type of research is being done to improve this technology.
  • Audífonos
    • Está página da respuestas a preguntas sobre audífonos.
  • Auditory Neuropathy
    • This page describes auditory neuropathy, a hearing disorder in which sound enters the inner ear normally but the transmission of signals from the inner ear to the brain is impaired.
  • Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
    • This page describes auditory processing disorder (APD). Children with APD often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even though the sounds themselves are loud and clear.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder:Communication Problems in Children
    • This page defines autism and addresses the speech and communications issues that often affect individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Balance Disorders
    • This page describes the various symptoms and causes of balance disorders.
  • Cochlear Implants
    • This page gives basic information about cochlear implants for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  • Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
    • This page contains resources for parents of children whoare deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  • Comunicación en al Autismo
    • Está página tiene las respuestas a unas preguntas comunes sobre el autismo.
  • Cuando un Recién Nacido no Pasa el Examen de Audición
    • Cómo pueden los profesionales de la salud y de otro tipo ayudar a aumentar el número de lactantes que regresan para una evaluación de seguimiento.
  • Cuidando su Voz
    • Está página contiene unas respuestas de preguntas frequentes sobre la voz y pautas para prevenir los problemas de la voz.
  • Directory of Organizations - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    • The NIDCD Directory lists selected national organizations that provide information on communication disorders.
  • Disorders of Vocal Abuse and Misuse
    • This page contains some answers to frequently asked questions about the voice and guidelines to prevent voice problems.
  • Ear Infections in Children
    • This page describes ear infections in children: how to tell if your child has an ear infection, how to treat it, and what to do if the problem is recurring.
  • El ruido en sus oidos: Informacion acerca del tinnitus
    • ¿Escucha un zumbido, ronquido, chasquido o silbido en sus oídos? ¿Escucha estos sonidos a menudo o todo el tiempo? ¿Le molesta mucho el sonido? Si usted responde sí a estas preguntas, usted puede tener "tinnitus" (ti-NI-tus). Que causa el tinnitus? ¿Qué debo hacer si tengo tinnitus?
  • El tartamudeo
    • Esta página contiene información sobre el tartamudeo, que provoca el tartamudeo, y sintomas y tratamientos para el tartamudeo.
  • Enlarged Vestibular Aqueducts and Childhood Hearing Loss
    • This page describes the negative effects of what can happen to hearing when the vestibular aqueducts become enlarged.
  • Has Your Baby's Hearing Been Screened?
    • The importance of having a baby's hearing screened.
  • Have Wise Ears! for Life
    • This page contains information on the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
  • Hearing Aids
    • Information about hearing aids: what they are, how they work, what kinds are available, what type is the best fit for specific hearing disorders.
  • Hearing Loss and Older Adults
    • This page can help older adults define whether or not they have a hearing problem and what treatment options to seek if they do have one.
  • Hoarseness
    • This page contains information about hoarseness and vocal abuse, and what can be done to treat it. It also discusses some of the disorders that cause hoarseness, such as laryngitis.
  • Implantes Cocleares
    • Está página contiene información básica sobre los implantes cocleares.
  • La sordera súbita: Datos prácticos
    • La pérdida de Audición Sensorioneural Súbita (SSHL, por su sigla en inglés), o sordera súbita, es una pérdida rápida de la audición. SSHL le puede ocurrir a una persona de un momento a otro o dentro de un período de hasta 3 días. Debe considerarse una emergencia médica. Una persona que experimenta SSHL debe visitar un doctor de inmediato. Esta página contiene información sobre el tratamiento, la investigación, y como puede obtener mas información.
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
    • Provides a description of laryngeal papillomatosis, treatment options, and current research projects.
  • Los trastornos del gusto
    • Está página respuesta preguntas frecuentes sobre los trastornos del gusto.
  • Los Trastornos del Olfato
    • Está página respuesta preguntas frecuentes sobre los trastornos del olfato.
  • Más sobre los Implantes Cocleares
    • Está página puede ayudar con los decisiónes en respecto a los implantes cocleares.
  • Ménière's Disease
    • This page gives basic information about Ménière’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear.
  • More About Cochlear Implants
    • This page gives more detailed information about making a decision regarding cochlear implants.
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
    • This page includes information about noise-induced hearing loss, what causes it and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Otosclerosis
    • This page contains information about otosclerosis, its causes and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Pendred Syndrome
    • This page contains information about Pendred's syndrome, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how it affects other parts of the body. It also discusses treatment options.
  • Pérdida de la audición inducida por el ruido
    • Esta página contiene información sobre las causas, los efectos y los síntomas de y tratamientos para NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss, o Pérdida de la audición inducida por el ruido).
  • Presbycusis (Age-Related Hearing Loss)
    • This page contains information about presbycusis, its causes and symptoms and what can be done to treat it. It also contains communication tips for people with age-related hearing loss.
  • Smell Disorders
    • This page contains information about various types of smell disorders, what causes them, and what can be done to prevent them.
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
    • This page gives basic information about spasmodic dysphonia, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Specific Language Impairment
    • This page contains basic information about specific language impairment, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Statistics about Hearing, Balance, Ear Infections and Deafness
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about hearing, balance, and deafness. The page includes quick statistics, more in-depth tables and charts, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics about the Chemical Senses
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about the senses of taste and smell. It includes some quick statistics, more in-depth charts and tables, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Statistics About Voice, Speech and Language
    • This page includes a selection of statistics about voice, speech and language. The page includes quick statistics, in-depth charts and tables, and a report interpreting what the statistics mean.
  • Stuttering
    • This page contains information about stuttering and the many different types of stuttering. It also contains information about its causes, diagnosis and treatment, as well as what can be done to prevent it.
  • Taking Care of Your Voice
    • This page contains information about how to properly take care of your voice and prevent voice problems and disorders.
  • Taste Disorders
    • This page contains information on various types of taste disorders, what causes them, and what can be done to treat them.
  • Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss
    • This page contains a checklist of ten ways to recognize hearing loss, and information about what to do if you have one or more of these symptoms.
  • Tinnitus
    • This page contains information about tinnitus, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Usher Syndrome
    • This page contains information about Usher syndrome, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to treat it.
  • Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma) and Neurofibromatosis
    • This page describes vestibular schwannoma, a benign, usually slow-growing tumor that develops from the balance and hearing nerves supplying the inner ear and can affect hearing.
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
    • This page contains basic information about vocal fold paralysis, its causes, diagnosis and symptoms, and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Waardenburg Syndrome
    • This page contains information about Waardenburg Syndrome, its causes, symptoms and diagnosis, and what can be done to treat it.
  • What Is Epidemiology?
    • This page is a summary of what the field of epidemiology studies, and some basic vocabulary within the field.
  • What Is Voice? What Is Speech? What Is Language?
    • This page contains information about what voice, speech and language are, and both the subtle differences and connections between them that need to be recognized.
  • When a Newborn Doesn't Pass the Hearing Screening : How Health Professionals Can Encourage Follow-up Hearing Evaluations for Newborns
    • How to encourage follow-up evaluations for newborn hearing screenings.
  • Ya Que Preguntó Acerca De La Enfermedad De Ménière
    • Esta página contiene información sobre la Enfermedad de Ménière y los efectos, sintomas, y tratamientos para la Enfermedad de Ménière.