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July 7, 2017
FIAPAS delivered its Hearing Deficiency Research Award to a study in which researchers of TARGEAR participated

On July 5th, FIAPAS delivered its Hearing Deficiency Research Award in Health Area to a study in which some TARGEAR’s researchers from CSIC led by our coordinator Isabel Varela-Nieto.

The Spanish Confederation of Families of Deaf Persons (FIAPAS) held the award ceremony of its Research Award for Hearing Impairment on Wednesday, July 5. One of the two award-winning researches in the Health Category is the study titled “Evaluation of new therapies for the prevention of sensorineural hearing loss” in which members of TARGER from CSIC have participated.

The work is signed by researchers Silvia Murillo-Cuesta, Lourdes Rodríguez de la Rosa, Teresa Rivera, Fernando García-Alcántara, Lorena Sanz And Isabel Varela-Nieto. In addition, members of the Otorhinolaryngology Service of the Príncipe de Asturias University Hospital in Alcalá de Henares have also collaborated.

At this event, chaired by Dolors Montserrat, Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, the prize was also awarded in the Accessibility Category. The award-winning work is an evaluation of the reaction time in sprinters with and without hearing impairment performed by Javier Soto.

FIAPAS is a non-profit organization that is the largest platform for representing the families of deaf persons in Spain. This confederation convenes every two years the FIAPAS Research Award for Hearing Impairment. This award, which has already celebrated its XV edition this year, is organized in collaboration with the ONCE Foundation.