Current Research and Partnerships 


National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) funded research

  • Working with scientists and clinical researchers throughout the US, NIDCD supports clinical and translational research.

  • Develop and test novel strategies to overcome barriers to care and to improve the quality of life for the millions of adults with hearing loss.

  • As of December 2019,  22 active research projects on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care (AAHHC):

    • Exploring and addressing barriers and incentives for adults seeking hearing health care.

    • Seeking ways to predict, improve, and measure hearing health care outcomes.

    • Working to develop safe and effective user-centered hearing aid fitting.

    • Testing ways to promote hearing health care access and use in primary care.

    • Investigating how to improve delivery of care in community settings to people with hearing loss.

    • Reducing disparities in access to hearing health care.

  • Also lists completed studies.


The Lancet Commission on Global Hearing Loss

To introduce innovative and ‘disruptive’ ideas, to challenge the status quo regarding hearing loss identification and treatment worldwide.

ATscale. Global Partnership for Assistive Technology

Enable a lifetime of potential where every person can access and afford the life-changing assistive technology (including hearing aids) they need.

WHO Make Listening Safe

Develop standards and communications for Safe Listening.

WHO World Hearing Forum

To promote ear and hearing care worldwide.