Massachusetts Eye and Ear is home to the National Temporal Bone, Hearing and Balance Pathology Resource Registry,
a non-profit organization that promotes research on hearing and balance disorders.
Human temporal bones are an invaluable resource for learning about the pathology and pathophysiology of
otologic disorders. Established in 1992 by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Temporal Bone Registry serves as a resource for scientists around the globe
to analyze data from a collection of more than 12,000 temporal bone specimens.
The organization is also committed to sharing
new knowledge gained from research in the field with the public.