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
Project ID: 612261
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May 29, 2017

[Spanish] La Editorial CSIC y los Libros de la Catarata presentan las novedades de sus colecciones ‘¿Qué sabemos de?’ y ‘Divulgación’ en la Feria del libro de Madrid.

May 29, 2017

Magariños M, Pulido S, Aburto MR, de Iriarte Rodríguez R and Varela-Nieto I.
Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 5:56. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2017.00056

May 26, 2017

Action Group A3, Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Frailty and Functional Decline, announced the Frontiers topic on “Hormones and Neural Aging: Lessons from Experimental Models”. This topic was an initiative editorial of TARGEAR and Dr. Isabel Varela-Nieto, coordinator of TARGEAR, is one of the editors.

May 25, 2017

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, May 2017: Top news, Policy, Research & Innovation, Calls and Events.

May 24, 2017

[hear-it.org] Two American studies confirm the relation between hearing loss and cognitive decline. The studies confirm studies such as a large French study published in 2015.

Madrid Science Week 2014