Hearing loss is a growing problem in an ageing population – by the time a person is 60, there is a more than 50% chance that they will have some form of hearing loss, yet this is still a much misunderstood and under-supported issue.
Once again, we are delighted to be working with RNID to offer the opportunity for a fully-funded post-doctoral fellowship focused in the following areas:
- Research to underpin the development of treatments for hearing disorders, including tinnitus. Including, but not limited to, medical devices, pharmacological treatments, genetic or cellular therapies – treatments should aim to prevent hearing loss, restore auditory function or silence tinnitus.
- Research to improve how new treatments for hearing disorders, including tinnitus, are developed and tested. Including research to improve the measurement of auditory function or tinnitus, or to develop models of human hearing disorders, including tinnitus.
Applications with a focus on understanding the mechanisms of age-related hearing conditions, or how ageing affects the auditory system, are especially encouraged, and will be considered for joint funding.
Projects should bring tangible benefits closer for people who are deaf, have tinnitus or hearing loss.
Deadline: 15 December 2022