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EVidenced based management of hearing impairments: Public health pΟlicy making based on fusing big data analytics and simulaTION.

Objective

Hearing Loss (HL) is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases and the 5th cause of disability. HL increases the risk of cognitive decline, mental illness, and depression, and leads to social isolation, unemployment/early retirement, loss of income and work discrimination.
The pre-eminent management strategy for HL is the provision of Hearing Aids (HAs), although their use is often problematic, costly and with poor overall benefits.
The holistic management of HL requires appropriate public health policies for HL prevention, early diagnosis, long-term treatment and rehabilitation; detection and prevention of cognitive decline; protection from noise; and socioeconomic inclusion of HL patients. However, currently the evidential basis for forming such policies is limited. Holistic HL management policies require the analysis of heterogeneous data, including HA usage, noise (TTS) episodes, audiological, physiological, cognitive, clinical and medication, personal, behavioural, life style, occupational and environmental data.

EVOTION has access to big datasets of such data from five different organisations and will support their continuous update by real time data produced by sensors and HAs used by HL patients.

To utilise these data in forming holistic HL management policies, EVOTION aims to develop an integrated platform supporting: (a) the analysis of the above datasets to enable the identification of causal and other effects amongst them, (b) policy decision making focusing on the selection of effective interventions related to the holistic management of HL, based on the outcomes of (a) and the formulation of related public health policies, and (c) the specification and monitoring of such policies in a sustainable manner. To achieve this aim, EVOTION also brings together public health policy organisations, experts and authorities supporting the formation of the targeted policies and the validation of the EVOTION support for it.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmaceutical drug
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/hiv
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OTICON A/S
Address
Kongebakken 9
2765 Smorum
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 939 836,25

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 680 570
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 548 475
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 425 400
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 144 750
Address
Ul Sw Teresy Od Dzieciatka Jezus 8
91 348 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GUYS AND ST THOMAS' NHS FOUNDATIONTRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 680 570
Address
Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7EH London
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 311 250
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZAVOD ZA JAVNO ZDRAVSTVO OSJECKO-BARANJSKE ZUPANIJE USTANOVA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Drinska 8
31000 Osijek
Activity type
Research Organisations
PAZARDZHIK DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Ul. Ekzarh Iosif 2
4400 Pazardzhik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 125
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IATRIKO ATHINON EMPORIKI ANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 050
Address
Distomou 5-7
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPELOR GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)