National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

The NIDCD, National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. Find more information on hearing, ear infections, and deafness here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

As the nation’s health protection agency, the CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish its mission, the CDC conducts critical science and provides health information and protects the nation against expensive and dangerous health threats and responds when these arise. Find CDC information on hearing loss here.


World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) works worldwide with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. WHO has designated March 3 of each year as World Hearing Day to raise awareness about how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Learn more about WHO efforts to educate and address hearing loss here.