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ASSESSMENT OF HEARING IN THE ELDERLY: AGING AND DEGENERATION - INTEGRATION THROUGH IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION

Objective

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the elderly population with important implications for patient quality of life. The diminished ability to hear and to communicate is frustrating in and of itself, but the strong association of hearing loss with depression and functional decline adds further to the burden on individuals who are hearing impaired. Hearing loss can limit communications skills: not to hear means not to understand what is being said. Hence deafness does not produce compassion but do often produce a sense of irritation. Despite the prevalence and burden of hearing loss, hearing impairment is largely underdiagnosed in older persons and undertreated. The reason for this is that one of the most conspicuous signs of a hearing loss is that it cannot be seen! Actually, this is the reason why deafness does not receive the necessary attention. Too often, the public and still too many health care professionals underestimate the dramatic effects of deafness. Novel strategies should be explored to make screening and early intervention a feasible part of routine care. Project AHEAD III has been specifically designed to: - Provide evidence of the effects of hearing impairment in adults and particularly in the elderly - Analyse costs associated with the implementation of integrated large scale programmes of hearing screening and intervention in the elderly - Provide quality standards and minimum requirements for screening methods and related diagnostic techniques - Develop guidelines and recommendations on how to implement successful screening programmes to be tuned to the local, social, and economical conditions of a country.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 538 226,87
Administrative Contact
Ferdinando Grandori (Prof.)

Participants (18)

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 25 717,45
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner (Prof.)
CH. & M. CYPRUS AUDIOLOGY CENTER -INTERACOUSTICS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 52 738,10
Address
Damaskinou And Kallipoleos 1
1663 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chryssoula Thodi (Dr.)
VEREIN FUER BERUFSGENOSSENSCHAFTLICHE HEILBEHANDLUNG BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 328
Address
Warener Strasse 7
12683 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Ernst (Prof.)
KLINIKUM RECHTS DER ISAR DER TECHNISCHEN UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 281,53
Address
Ismaninger Strasse 22
81675 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Janssen (Prof.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 97 905
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
J.M. Festen (Prof.)
UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 40 125
Address
Al. Kosciuszki, 4
90419 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mariola Sliwinska-Kowalska (Prof.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 43 458,55
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claes Reuterswärd (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 54 409,50
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Probst (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 237,33
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)
CHU HOPITAUX DE BORDEAUX
France
Address
Rue Dubernat 12
33404 Talence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alain Heriaud (Mr.)
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jutta Landvogt
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
József Pytel (Prof.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ben Kuiperbak
INSTYTUT FIZIOLOGII I PATOLOGII SLUCHU
Poland
Address
Ul. Zgrupowania Ak Kampinos 1
01943 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henryk Skarzynski (Prof.)
AGENCIA VALENCIANA DE SALUD
Spain
Address
Calle Micer Masco 31
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Montanchez (Dr.)
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claes Möller (Prof.)
ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 762,67
Address
Pond Street Hampstead
NW3 2QG London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Geoffrey Pine (Mr.)