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.
74 European regions have been recognised as Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership for their commitment to excellence in investing and scaling up innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing
[via:www.hear-it.org] Certain types of medications can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss
[via:www.hear-it.org] Workers in the oil and gas sector in British Columbia, Canada are twice as likely to lose their hearing as workers in other noisy industries
[via: www.hear-it.org] A study shows that deaf children who receive two cochlear implante are able to bridge the academic gap to those with normal hearing
[via:www.hear-it.org]The findings suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss – which can occur with reoccurring ear infections – can lead to permanent hearing loss if left untreated
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