The innovative approach of the Foundation Voir et Entendre is to support research programs related to two handicaps so that specialists of both sight and hearing can exchange permanently therefore enriching their knowledge.
The Foundation’s main areas of research are:
- Diagnosis: improvement, creation and diffusion of diagnosis means related to sensory impairments;
- Prevention and treatment: understanding the mechanisms that trigger certain pathologies and their evolution, research into different treatments (therapeutic molecules, implant development, miniaturisation to deliver active principals locally…);
- Team studies of sensory defects: combined diagnosis improvement, multidisciplinary trainings;
- Improvement of sensory rehabilitation.
The Foundation also encourages the collaboration between fundamental and clinical research teams, as well as industrial partnerships, so as to accelerate therapeutic innovation and rapidly develop the treatments needed by the patient
Rare disease day 2017
The Rare Disease Day - held on the last day of February since its first celebration in 2008 - serves to raise and deepen awareness of rare diseases among the general public, public authorities and decision-makers.Read more
Opening of the Hearing Institute - Group leader positions
The Hearing Institute, an auditory neuroscience research institute, will open in April 2018. Various funding opportunities are available. Both senior and junior group leader applications will be considered.Read more
En partenariat avec l'Institut de la Vision, le congrès Vision-Innovation© se déroulera le 10 février 2015 à la Maison de l'UNESCO.