#HEARTHEWORLD

Together for better hearing

Founded in 2006 by Sonova Group, the Hear the World Foundation supports projects around the world enabling children with hearing loss to develop appropriate to their age. The foundation focuses on projects in low- to middle-income countries which give children with hearing loss access to audiological care. To this end, the non-profit Swiss foundation provides funding, hearing technology as well as on-site expertise to train local professionals. The expertise is provided by Sonova Group employees who work on a voluntary basis for the foundation.

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May
2020

Activity report 2019/20: CHF 3.95 mio for people in need with hearing loss

The Hear the World Foundation supported a total of 24 projects around the world with funding, hearing aid and cochlear implant technology and expertise worth CHF 3.95 million – thus giving people in need with hearing loss, and particularly children, access to hearing care.

May
2019

Activity report 2018/19: CHF 2.57 million for people in need with hearing loss

In 2018, the Hear the World Foundation supported 23 aid projects benefiting people in need with hearing loss, and particularly children, by providing CHF 2.57 million.

April
2019

Thanks to a CI, Tung Lam has the chance to listen and talk

The Hear the World Foundation, in partnership with the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss, is providing 10 children with significant hearing loss in Vietnam with cochlear implants (CIs), 15 years of product support, and the locally-based support services that they need to fully develop listening and speaking skills.

November
2018

Peru: Over 31,000 children tested for hearing loss

Permanent hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities and two out of 1,000 newborns are born with hearing loss. Although Peru adopted the universal neonatal screening policy, with only 10 audiologists for 32 million habitants, newborns and infants remain untested for hearing loss. For this reason, the Hear the World Foundation and World Wide Hearing Foundation International jointly launched a program in 2016 to test underserved children in Peru for hearing loss.