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.
[hear-it.org] Study finds a possible relationship between hearing loss and the use of painkillers among women.
This is the newsletter of the European Commission’s eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing team. It is hosted by the Digital Agenda for Europe Newsroom. In this issue, June 2017: Top News, Policy, Research & Innovation, Calls, Events
Harvard researchers embedded images in the genomes of bacteria to test the limits of DNA storage.
[Video in Spanish] “In sign language”, a spanish TV programme addressed to persons with hearing disability, emitted a report about the FIAPAS 2017 prizes. The report dedicates a few minutes to the awarded work in which some members of TARGEAR participated.
This exhibition at the Spanish National Library commemorates the tenth anniversary of the law governing Spanish sign languages and support for communication by the deaf, deaf-blind, and hearing impaired.
- October 16 - 19, 2017 » Athens, Greece
- September 13 - 16, 2017 » Hannover, Germany
- October 4-6, 2017 » Basel, Switzerland
- September 10-14, 2017 » Jerusalem, Israel
- September 7-10, 2017 » Jerusalem, Israel
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