Announcing the 2022 RFP: "When hearing loss is not due to presbycusis: similarities and differences to the age-related hearing loss"

The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) announces its 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP) for research on models other than age that may or may not contribute to age-like hearing loss. Such models might include ototoxicity, environmental noise and genetic factors that might show similarities but also differences to the progression of age-related hearing loss.

The funding pool for this RFP is 300,000 US Dollars, and the time period for execution of projects under this RFP is 2-3 years from 1st January 2023. Proposals for projects of two years duration are preferred. It is envisaged that one or two project proposals will be funded.

Detailed descriptions of the application procedure, the guidelines for research under this scheme, and the proposed research area can be downloaded and also found on the IRC website. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2022.

Questions can be sent to any of the IRC members listed on the website or using the Contact Form on the website.

The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) is made up of the heads of research from the top hearing aid manufacturers in the world, which include GN Hearing, Oticon, Sonova, WS Audiology and Starkey Hearing Technologies. The IRC was created to have a non-competitive, mutually agreed upon research agenda benefiting the hearing aid industry, its customers and end users. For more information about the Hearing Industry Research Consortium, visit

Andrew Dittberner, 2021-2022 Chair of the IRC

Published on: 06/07/2022