According to the World Health Organisation, more than 360 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. Approximately one third of the population over 65 years old is affected by age-related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis, making it the second most common cause of disability in older people. There is no restorative treatment for deafness but functional replacement by means of prosthesis. Therefore, prevention and treatment of hearing loss is an unmet medical need.
It is essential for Europe future aged population to have well-trained people available to understand hearing loss from a general perspective. According to this, the foreseen secondments and training activities will involve a total of 15 experienced and early-stage researchers.
Organizations, clinics and laboratories dealing with tinnitus and other hearing related issues (such as hyperacusis, hearing loss) from all over the world will work together to raise awareness of tinnitus.
The University of Salamanca will soon announce the post-doctoral position (starting February 2018) to work on ‘hidden hearing loss’.
[hear-it.org] Large Dutch study confirms that around 30% of all seniors have an age-related hearing loss.
All the presentations of the Annual Conference on Public-Public Partnerships held on 7-8 November 2017 in Brussels are now available for download.
ERA-LEARN 2020 is a project funded by Horizon 2020 as a support platform for the Public-Public-Partnerships (P2P) community. An alert service notifying about what is new on the website of this project has been launched.
The symposium will be conducted with simultaneous interpretation. Free attendance, with limited seating.