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.
Research into the evolutionary changes in human jaws under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) pillar of Horizon 2020 could help improve dental treatment and even regrow lost teeth
Professor Walter Paulus of the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology outlines the field of neurophysiology
Two European projects, recently funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, want to help Africa through the use of digital health solutions
The 2016 EU SME eHealth Competition has awarded Symptoma and iHealth for their innovative solutions: a chronic disease management tool and a search engine for healthcare professionals
ICT Proposers’ day 2016 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17