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Identification of environmental and genetic risk factors for age related hearing impairment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK6-CT-2002-00331

  • Start date

    1 March 2003

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 701 852

  • EU contribution

    € 2 701 852

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

Objective

In the 21st century, Europe will face the burden of its ageing population. The most common sensory impairment among the elderly is age related hearing impairment (ARHI). In this project, we want to identify the ethiological factors involved in ARHI, including the genetic causes, the environmental causes and the interaction between them. A large cohort of patients and controls, originating from various parts of Europe, will be subjected to audiologic evaluation, genetic analysis and a questionnaire on suspected environmental risks. We expect to identify the major susceptibility genes and clarify the role of environmental risk factors. The interaction between the different factors will be studied using neural network computing. Based upon these results, guidelines will be formulated for the prevention of ARHI.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Address

Prinsstraat 13
2000 Anvers /Antwerpen

Belgium

Participants (9)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA DI PADOVA

Italy

BISPEBJERG HOSPITAL

Denmark

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

ILLUMINA INC

United States

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN

Germany

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ANTWERP

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF OULU

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK6-CT-2002-00331

  • Start date

    1 March 2003

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 701 852

  • EU contribution

    € 2 701 852

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium