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.
Bradley J. Walters, Emily Coak, Jennifer Dearman, Grace Bailey, Tetsuji Yamashita, Bryan Kuo, Jian Zuo. Volume Cell Reports , Volume 19 , Issue 2 , 307 – 320
[Spanish] Con motivo del Día Mundial de la Contaminación Acústica, que se celebra hoy, la Confederación Española de Familias de Personas Sordas (FIAPAS) quiere alertar del aumento de casos de sordera debidos al ruido y de la importancia de la prevención.
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Nieman CL, Marrone N, Mamo SK, Betz J, Choi JS, Contrera KJ, Thorpe RJ Jr, Gitlin LN, Tanner EK, Han HR, Szanton SL, Lin FR. Gerontologist. 2016 Dec 7. pii: gnw153. [Epub ahead of print]
An expert committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommends key institutional, technological, and regulatory changes that would enable consumers to find and fully use the appropriate, affordable, and high-quality services, technologies and supports they need.
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