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Targeting challenges of active ageing: innovative integrated strategies for the healing of age-related hearing loss

Objective

"Worldwide, 278 million people are estimated to have moderate to profound hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss, also known as presbyacusis, affects approximately half of the population over 60 years old, 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.
The TARGEAR project is constituted by experienced research groups in complementary fields ranging from the molecular to the clinical aspects of age-related hearing loss. The general objective is to develop a collaborative strategy between public research centres and private companies, based in transfer of knowledge, to design and implement preclinical studies for presbyacusis. A second general objective is to contribute to the formation of early-stage researchers in the experimental design, transfer and translation of knowledge in the field of hearing loss.
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.
In the end, TARGEAR project will develop a stronger biomedical research in hearing loss for a better future for the deaf people."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 383 721,66
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 109,06
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola Bruni (Prof.)
USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI MEDICINY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 62 863,36
Address
Videnska 1083
14220 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josef Syka (Prof.)
AFFICHEM SA
France
EU contribution
€ 431 258,20
Address
Rue Saint Joseph 9
31400 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Paillasse (Dr.)
MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 293 452,90
Address
Fuerstenweg 77A
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julio Rodrigo Dacosta (Dr.)