European Union Initiatives and
Projects on Ageing and Hearing Loss
The ADVANTAGE Joint Action on the Prevention of Frailty
Research against Hearing Loss
Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of bioethics
COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe
The EGRET+ has the aim of teaching young researchers in how to:
a) acquire new, quantitative knowledge on glaucoma and the aging visual system
b) apply this new knowledge to boost innovation in glaucoma care in both the public and private sectors.
EIT Health is a consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities from across 14 EU countries. EIT Health was designated as an EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Governing Board on 09 December 2014
Latest data and information about bioeconomy, including statistics on investments in research, policy mapping, bioeconomy country profiles, data visualisation and analytical reports
The EUROCONDOR project is studying an innovative therapeutic strategy using eye drops to combat diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working-age individuals in developed countries.
EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing
The EUropean Network for Action on Ageing and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA) is a thematic, collaborative network aiming to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of older people throughout Europe by the promotion of evidence based physical activity. In this network people from the academic settings as well as practitioners and policy makers take part.
The European Researchers’ Night aims to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers
Large scale research aiming to identify the factors that turn frailty into disability
Health-2-Market is a coordinating action funded by the European Commission that aims at developing the Health researchers’ entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to support the market exploitation of their research results
Societal challenge included in the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
HEAR-EU is a collaborative project supported by the European Union under the Health Cooperation Work Programme of the 7th Framework Programme. The consortium is composed of two research-intensive SMEs, one university hospital, a university, and a large European enterprise. This project will lead to important strategic benefits for all partners, and very especially for the SMEs.
Hello Brain provides easy-to-understand scientific information about brain health
The biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.
International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
Research Fellowship Programme
The principal impacts of this work programme are in the development of a mathematical model to enable calculation of biological age, the identification of risk markers for accelerated ageing and development of novel strategies for preventing accelerated ageing.
Nanotechnology based cochlear implants
3g-Nanotechnology based targeted drug delivery using the inner ear as a model target organ
Neuro-Enhancement for Independent Lives
Bringing a new dimension to cochlear implants
EU-funded project with multidisciplinary approach to improving our understanding of how age-related changes interact, ultimately helping us age more healthily
Human stem cell applications for the treatment of hearing loss
Pan European Networks: Science & Technology helps bridge the gap between the European Commission, EU funding agencies, governmental departments across Europe and the scientists and academics who are continually striving for success.
Hearing preservation research
A novel micronutrient-based strategy to prevent hearing impairments: test and road to market for age-related hearing loss and preservation of residual hearing.
The REGAIN project aims to develop and test a new drug administered to the ear to treat hearing loss caused by the loss of sensory hair cells in the inner ear.
This European study started with baseline measurements in 1988–1989 and lasted until 30 April 1999. The study includes data on diet, lifestyle and health
To transfer advanced technologies able to improve the quality of life in the assistance, rehabilitation, and social/cultural integration of the disabled.
Semantic Infostructure interlinking an open source Finite Element tool and libraries with a model repository for the multi-scale Modelling and 3d visualization of
The objective of SPRINTT is to validate an interventional paradigm for identifying at-risk individuals living in the community and evaluate innovative therapeutic interventions against physical frailty and mobility disability.
General Hearing Information
www.hear-it.org is the world’s leading website on hearing, hearing loss and tinnitus
A network of preeminent international centers offering comprehensive hearing implant solutions for the treatment of hearing loss.
MGI is the international database resource for the laboratory mouse, providing integrated genetic, genomic, and biological data to facilitate the study of human health and disease
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIDCD conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.
Is a large-scale research effort at Stanford to find biological cures for hearing loss
The Hereditary Hearing loss Homepage aims to give an up-to-date overview of the genetics of hereditary hearing impairment for researchers and clinicians working in the field.
Link to the health topic on deafness and hearing loss of the World Healt Organisation (WHO) website. Around half of all deafness and hearing impairment can be prevented if common causes were dealt with at primary health care level
Hear from some of the country’s leading scientists and medical experts who talk about why animal research is critical for medical progress and the advancement of both human and animal health
Meet the Patients
We want a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life
AGIR POUR L’AUDITION is a leading player in hearing health, working with the general public and supporting professionals involved in improving this important field.
The foundation have an ambitious two-pronged strategy: ACTING FOR THE FUTURE (scientific research support program) and ACTING TOADAY (support program for associations and the general public).
Federación de Asociaciones de Implantados Cocleares de España.
Since the BDA was founded in 1890, its primary purpose has been the status and recognition of the Deaf Community and British Sign Language (BSL) in the United Kingdom
Diese Seite dient als Anlaufstelle für Hilfesuchende als auch Interessierte rund um implantierbare Hörhilfen. Der Verein, bestehend aus Trägern solcher Systeme, bietet auf diesen Seiten Informationen, Workshops, Treffen und Erlebnistage rund um Hörimplantat -Träger
Caring for Hearing Impairment es una entidad benéfica británica que desarrolla su actividad en España a través de su delegación “CLAVE atención a la deficiencia auditiva”
ONG de acción social, sin ánimo de lucro y de ámbito estatal que lucha por la igualdad de oportunidades para las personas sordas, a través de políticas encaminadas a suprimir las barreras que impiden el ejercicio de nuestros derechos.
It is an important time in hearing loss research. Recent breakthroughs suggest that we are on the brink of major steps forward.
Programa informativo de TVE que acerca la actualidad al colectivo de personas con discapacidad auditiva.
La mission dell’ENS è l’integrazione delle persone sorde nella società, la promozione della loro crescita, autonomia e piena realizzazione umana
Based in Brussels, Belgium it is a not-profit European non-Governmental organisation (ENGO) comprising National Associations of the Deaf (NADs). It is the only supranational organisation representing Deaf people at European level and is one of the few ENGOs representing associations in all 28 EU Member States
Funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, will provide scientifically reliable, objective, comprehensive information to patients on medicines research and development
La Fédération représente les citoyens sourds de France, individuellement et collectivement, auprès des pouvoirs publics et des organismes internationaux représentatifs des sourds
FIAPAS es una confederación de ámbito nacional que constituye la mayor plataforma de representación de las familias de personas sordas en España.
Non-commercial site established to increase public awareness of hearing loss
Web sin ánimo de lucro creada para incrementar la conciencia pública de la discapacidad auditiva
Posláním SNN v ČR je ochrana a obhajoba potřeb, práv a zájmů osob se sluchovým postižením
A website to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community
International non-governmental organisation representing approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide. Recognised by the United Nations (UN)
Meet the Scientists
Programa radiofónico de divulgación científica – radio broadcast about science
La Asociación Española de Audiología (AEDA) es una entidad de naturaleza asociativa y sin ánimo de lucro. La asociación está constituida por todas aquellas personas que trabajan en cualquiera de los campos de la audiología con una preparación específica adecuada.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck
Association for the encouragement and promotion of research, basic and clinical, in the broad field of Otolaryngology and related areas.
Dentro del Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER), el área temática de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) fue creada para servir de referencia, coordinar y potenciar la investigación sobre las enfermedades raras en España.
Programa de Telemadrid que acerca a los madrileños de forma desenfadada y accesible la ciencia y la tecnología a través de prestigiosos científicos de la Comunidad de Madrid.
[Spanish] Programa de divulgación científica de Radio 5 (RNE) presentado y dirigido por José Antonio López Guerrero los Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes a las 10:07 a.m.
[Spanish] Programa de divulgación científica de RNE presentado y dirigido por José Antonio López Guerrero. Se emite los Miércoles de 00.05 a 00.30 horas en Radio 5 y los Domingos de 03.00 a 03.30 horas UTC en Radio Exterior.
Online community for scientists to explore, connect and share big ideas
Europe PMC is a unique, free, information resource for biomedical and health researchers
The scope of EFAS is to promote cooperation, exchange of experience and knowledge of audiology within Europe, both as a scientific field and as a hearing health service offered to the public.
Explore this site to learn about acoustics and scientists who study sound
The gEAR portal is a website for dissemination of cell type-specific gene expression from the auditory and vestibular systems in the public domain.
The Inner Ear Biology group consists of people interested and actively involved in inner ear research.
the Institute is committed to improving our understanding of acoustics and vibration and their impact on the wellbeing of the community and the quality and performance of engineering products.
The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
Deafness and Hearing Loss Research
Ongoing research in the Fritzsch laboratory focuses on four main themes: Molecular basis of ear development. Molecular basis of inner ear efferent and brainstem motoneuron formation. Molecular basis of hair cell proliferation, maintenance and regeneration and Improving multicolor dye tracing techniques.
Meet the Companies
Access HEARS is the pioneer social enterprise working to disrupt the current hearing care industry by providing affordable, accessible hearing care through a sustainable, community-delivered model.
Acousia Therapeutics GmbH is a privately held biotech company based in Tübingen, Germany, which has the expertise to identify small molecules for treatment of hearing loss.
Affichem is a biotech company whose mission is to design, develop and market innovative therapeutic molecules and theranostic markers for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Asociación Española de Bioempresas – Spanish Bioindustry Association
AudioCure is dedicated to the development of drug treatments for hearing disorders with a high unmet medical need.
Audion Therapeutics is a private biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of drugs and delivery technologies for the treatment of diseases affecting the ear, including hearing loss.
Auris Medical are dedicated to developing novel pharmaceutical therapies to protect hearing and to silence tinnitus.
Advanced solutions for drug development in hearing disorders
Decibel Therapeutics is a hearing company focused on discovering and developing new medicines to protect, repair and restore hearing.
ECHODIA is a company specialized in hearing assessment in the fields of otorhinolaryngology and neuroscience. It develops and markets several devices dedicated to auditory measurements, specifically adapted to ENT doctors and other healthcare professionals’ needs.
EuropaBio’s mission is to create an innovative and dynamic biotechnology industry in Europe by communicating the benefits of biotech to all corners of society
Frequency Therapeutics develops small molecule drugs that activate progenitor cells within the body to restore healthy tissue.
MED-EL is a leading manufacturer of innovative medical devices for the treatment of various types and degrees of hearing loss.
Since the founding of Eukarion we have focused on oxidative stress as a target for drug discovery. We have pioneered the field of synthetic mimetics of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase with the discovery of a new class of compounds, the “EUK” compounds.
The mission of OTONOMY is to develop and commercialize novel and best-in-class therapeutics to address the significant unmet medical needs in the emerging otology market.
Biopharmaceutical company developing life-transforming therapies for patients with inner ear disorders involving vertigo and hearing loss.
Spiral Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company that provides treatments and solutions for hearing loss.
Hearing Educational Resources
Videos on hearing and hearing loss, and on scientific dissemination in general