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April 11, 2018

[] A study from Iran shows that Metabolic Syndrome is a risk factor for hearing loss and with an increase in the number of Metabolic Syndrome components, the risk of hearing loss is also increased. What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic Syndrome describes a group of risk factors which raise the risk of heart disease and

April 9, 2018

WHO recently published (March 2018) an update of the fact sheet Deafness and Hearing Loss, with the following Key Facts: Around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss (1), and 34 million of these are children. It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss may

April 2, 2018

TARGEAR coordinator Prof Isabel Varela-Nieto is the new representative of FEBS on the task force for Academic Trials of the Biomed Alliance.

March 28, 2018

[] A large French scientific study, which has followed nearly 3,800 people for a 25-years period, has found that seniors and elderly who say that they have a hearing loss and do not use hearing aids are at a much higher risk of dementia and disability than people who have a hearing loss and use

March 9, 2018

[Spanish] La Confederación Española de Familias de Personas Sordas (FIAPAS) hace pública la convocatoria del Premio FIAPAS 2018 de Investigación en Deficiencias Auditivas, en su XVI edición. Con este galardón se quiere reconocer a aquellos trabajos de investigación que contribuyen a mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas sordas y de sus familias. Desde

March 5, 2018

[] On the occasion of World Hearing Day, a lunch debate under the headline “Hear the Future – and prepare for it” will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels, March 6th.

March 2, 2018

Prof. Isabel Varela-Nieto, who was the coordinator of the TARGEAR project, will chair the International Committee of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO).

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