Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Deafness and Communication Disorders

The National Institutes of Health estimate that 46 million people in the United States suffer some form of disordered communication. The primary goal of this cluster, which encompasses biomedical and behavioral research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, voice, speech and language, is to advance research in all aspects of human communication. Key priorities are on preventing disease and promoting health; improving quality of life for the millions of individuals with disordered communication skills; and generating outcomes that advance technological efforts aimed at creating prosthetic devices for impaired sensory and communication functions.

RFK IDDRC investigator laboratories and clinics at Einstein and its affiliated hospitals are making significant contributions related to deafness and communication:

 

Cochlear Implants


Bent, John (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Chobot-Rodd, Janie (Pediatrics)
Dinces, Elizabeth (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Sussman, Elyse (Neuroscience and Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Subproject: Effects of diabetes on hearing loss

Dinces, Elizabeth (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)

 

Related clinics:
www.cscc.unc.edu/hchs/BronxDesc.php subproject 

Genetics of Hearing Loss


Morrow, Bernice (Genetics)
Samanich, Joy (Pediatrics)
Verselis, Vyto (Neuroscience)
 
 
 

Institute for Human Communication

Bent, John (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Chobot-Rodd, Janie (Pediatrics)
Dinces, Elizabeth (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Fried, Marvin (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Morrow, Bernice (Genetics)
Ruben, Robert (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Samanich, Joy (Pediatrics)
Sussman, Elyse (Neuroscience)

Language and Language Disorders

Sussman, Elyse (Neuroscience and Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Steinschneider, Mitchell (Neurology)

Velocardiofacial Syndrome

Morrow, Bernice (Genetics)
Hiroi, Noboru (Psychiatry)

Related clinics:
www.montekids.org/services/leadership/craniofacial/  
 
 
 

Vocal Fold Research

Leydon, Ciara (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
Fried, Marvin (Otorhinolaryngology-HNS)
 
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