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National Temporal Bone Registry

Temporal Bone Research

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Human temporal bones provide an invaluable resource for the study of the pathology and pathophysiology of disorders of hearing, balance, and facial nerve function. There are many reasons why it is critical to continue to study human temporal bones that have been acquired at autopsy.

The Registry urges otolaryngologists, audiologists, hearing aid dealers, and other healthcare providers to display the Registry's brochure throughout office spaces and institutions. The brochure encourages individuals with otologic disorders to bequeath their temporal bones to scientific research, it describes the functions of the Registry, and answers commonly asked questions about temporal bone donation.

Temporal Bone Research Resources

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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder

The Registry is supported by NIH Cooperative Agreement U24DC013983 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Tel: 800-822-1327   |  TTY: 800-439-0183   |   Fax: 617-573-3838