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Together for better hearing

Founded in 2006 by Sonova, the leading provider of hearing solutions, the Hear the World Foundation supports people, and particularly children in need with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in hearing loss prevention. Since its establishment, the non-profit Swiss foundation has supported over 90 projects in 39 countries with funding, hearing aid technology and expertise.

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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.

September
2018

Cochlear Implant donation helps children in Vietnam to hear

The Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss and the Hear the World Foundation have joined forces to enable Vietnamese children in need with significant hearing loss to hear and speak. Hear the World is donating cochlear implants, the cost of the operations, auditory-verbal therapy, audiological follow-up care, and a guarantee on the devices for up to 15 years.

August
2018

World Wide Hearing receives Richard Seewald Award 2018/19

The recipient of Hear the World's 2018/19 Richard Seewald Award is World Wide Hearing. World Wide Hearing works towards the prevention of hearing loss and early identification of school children with hearing loss.