Protect your hearing

There is a very many different ways to protect your ears. These methods are basically divided into two different types:

Ear protection that closes off the auditory canal

This kind of hearing protection includes various types of ear plugs, ear plugs with frames, wadding and ear molds. All of them are inserted into the ear and thereby close off the auditory canal.

Ear protection that covers the ear

This type of hearing protection is not inserted into the ear, but sits on the ear in the same way as headphones do. The many different models provide appropriate protection for any use and situation.

» Capsule ear protection

Action, not reaction

We live in a noisy world, where the sound levels to which we are exposed regularly strains our hearing. Even seamlessly harmless sounds, such as the squeaking and jingling of children’s toys or the sound of a lawnmower, can cause hearing loss.

The Hear the World initiative aims to make the public aware of these risks and show how they can be avoided.

» How loud is too loud?

» Online hearing test


Hear the World is now supported by more than 80 celebrity ambassadors, such as Sting, Annie Lennox, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law and Take That.

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By supporting the non-profit Hear the World Foundation, Sonova advocates equal opportunities and increased quality of life for people with hearing loss around the world.
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When did you last have your hearing tested? Don’t wait any longer. The online hearing test gives you a first impression about how well you hear.

» Test your hearing