About the project
Targeting challenges of active ageing

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.

TARGEAR project will develop a stronger biomedical research in hearing loss for a better future for the deaf people.
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
PEOPLE Industry-Academia Partnerships
and Pathways (IAPP) - Marie Curie Actions
Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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January 17, 2017

[hear-it.org] Poor experiences are common for people with hearing loss who attend theatres or concert halls. 94% of the hearing impaired participants in a survey said that their hearing ability has resulted in them having a poor experience in theatres or concert halls.

January 16, 2017

The symposium will be held on February 20-21 in Madrid and the organizers have selected three scientific topics related to research interests of one of Spain’s most illustrious scientists: Yeasts as experimental models, Enzymology and metabolic regulation, and Molecular pathology.

January 13, 2017

FIAPAS awards research on new therapies for sensorineural hearing loss carried out by researchers at TARGEAR. The award ceremony will be held in the first quarter of 2017.

January 11, 2017

[hear-it.org] People who have been treated for testicular cancer with cisplatin-based chemotherapy often experience both hearing loss and tinnitus.

January 5, 2017

[hear-it.org] The famous musician suffers from hearing loss due to a long, active career, which has had its impact on the life of the Scotsman, who is still active.

Madrid Science Week 2014