Scientific Prizes 2019!

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Two new laureates have been rewarded this year for their discoveries.

News (15/11/2019)

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The Fondation Pour l’Audition’ Scientific Prizes reward pioneering personalities in hearing health research. This year, a researcher and a doctor have received a scientific prize, the 14th November.

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FONDATION POUR L’AUDITION SCIENTIFICS PRIZES: AN ENGAGEMENT IN FAVOR OF RESEARCH.

Since 2013, Fondation Pour l’Audition’ Scientifics Prizes reward and support talented persons of audition research, in France and abroad, for their scientific advances and discoveries.

Yesterday, the Fondation Pour l’Audition organized its annual event for scientific prizes presentation. That is how two laureates were rewarded for their researches.

THE SCIENTIFIC GRAND PRIZE IS ATTRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR JEFFREY R. HOLT.

Professor Jeffrey R. Holt has been awarded for his discovery of a main protein in the auditory system: the TMC1 protein. He has discovered that this protein enables to convert sound wave into electrical signals, which are decodes by the brain.

Jeffrey R. Holt long term goal is to use this information to design biological strategies aimed at restoring sensory transduction and inner ear function and translate those strategies into clinically meaningful therapeutics for the benefit of patients with genetic hearing loss.

Jeffrey R. Holt has been awarded €100,000 for his work.

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THE EARLY CAREER SCIENTIFIC PRIZE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH IS ATTRIBUTE TO DOCTOR DAVID BAKHOS.

Doctor David Bakhos has been awarded for his research project on biological markers of deafness. Indeed, these markers enable to understand how metabolic analysis of perilymph fluid relates to ethology and duration of deafness. He also discovered that one year after putting a cochlear implant on unilaterally deaf patients, brain’s hearing areas reorganized and bilateral hearing function is restored.

Interesting in innovative training approaches, Dr. David Bakhos also developed a temporal bone 3D prototype to train surgical procedures, and a virtual reality program to train audiometric technics.

David Bakhos has been awarded €40,000 for his work.

Mme Karen Avraham, Mme Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, M Jean-Pierre Meyers, M Jeffrey R. Holt et M David Bakhos.
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Promoting a community of researchers and doctors specialized in hearing health.

These two latest laureates join the community of researchers and doctors who have received Fondation Pour l’Audition
Scientific Prizes or Research Fellowships.
Every effort is made to build a team spirit enabling researchers and doctors at every level to work together, share their skills and receive support throughout their careers. In this spirit, Fondation Pour l’Audition has organized several events over the year for members of the community to meet, discuss their research and train in public speaking.

THE FONDATION POUR L’AUDITION SCIENTIFIC PRIZES REWARD SCIENTIFICS ADVANCES.

Every year, Fondation Pour l’Audition can deliver up to 3 Scientifics Prizes:

  • The early Career Scientific Prize for Clinical Research
  • The early Career Scientific Prize for Fundamental Research
  • The Scientific Grand Prize

Every application or nomination is evaluated by an ad hoc committee composed of hearing professionals. After which, all the preselected profiles are consulting by the Fondation Pour l’Audition’ Scientific Council, that suggests the laureates to the board of directors.