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
What's going on
Latest news
February 15, 2018

Tras la reforma de la Ley del Tribunal del Jurado que entró en vigor ayer, por la que las personas con discapacidad pueden y formar parte de un jurado popular, la Confederación Española de Familias de Personas Sordas (FIAPAS) recuerda que para que las personas con sordera puedan ejercer su derecho y deber ciudadano es preciso contar con los necesarios recursos de apoyo a la audición y a la comunicación oral.

February 14, 2018

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Europeo del teléfono de emergencias 112, la Confederación Española de Familias de Personas Sordas (FIAPAS) quiere recordar que este servicio todavía no dispone de un sistema común accesible y operativo para todo el territorio nacional, lo que dificulta su uso por parte de las personas sordas cuando éstas se desplazan de su lugar de residencia.

February 7, 2018

[hear-it.org] When children have hearing problems it affects their literacy. A study finds that hearing problems could cause the children to have reading difficulties.

February 6, 2018

[Spanish] La Fundación Alternativas considera el desarrollo científico y tecnológico como un asunto de primera magnitud para el futuro de España. En este sentido, presentó, en el Congreso de los Diputados, su I Informe de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, en el que han participado un buen número de expertos de primera fila y que ha contado con la colaboración de Técnicas Reunidas.

February 5, 2018

Here’s a quick look ahead to FEBS-supported scientific events in 2018 – among the range of options, we hope you find a meeting of interest and help for your endeavours this year!

February 5, 2018

del Castillo F J, del Castillo I
Front Mol Neurosci. 2017; 10: 428
Edited by I. Varela-Nieto

Events
Search news/events