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In order to achieve the goal of children with hearing loss in low-income countries receiving the same audiological care as those in countries with higher incomes, the Hear the World Foundation relies on strong partners as well as products from Sonova AG’s brands, Phonak, Unitron, and Advanced Bionics. These foundation partners provide products at reduced cost or additional funding.

Vibes

Vibes are high-fidelity earplugs designed and created to filter acoustics. They lower decibel levels of your environment without sacrificing sound quality. Whether at a concert, sporting event, festival, or any loud venue, this wearable tech filters sound so every detail is heard the way it was intended: clear, clean and controlled. Vibes' mission is to help improve the hearing health of the concert-going public through the use of Vibes hi-fi earplugs, while committing part of its revenues to assist Hear The World Foundation in hearing projects since 2016. The additional funds have been allocated to the #HearPeru project.

Otometrics

Otometrics, one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing and balance testing equipment, supports the Hear the World Foundation by offering preferential terms for devices that diagnose hearing loss and for professional fitting. Otometrics is a strategic business unit of Natus Medical Incorporated - a US-based leading provider of healthcare products, devices, and services. The Hear the World projects #HearMalawi and #HearDR have for example benefitted from this partnership.

VARTA Microbattery / power one


VARTA Microbattery is one of the world's leading battery manufacturers. Focused on high-tech premium hearing aid batteries VARTA Microbattery, with the brand power one, is the first choice worldwide. The reasons for its extraordinary success are its high quality, reliability, extremely long running times and extended convenience in handling. Since early 2010, VARTA Microbattery has been providing the Hear the World Foundation with hearing aid batteries free of charge for various projects worldwide. With its donation VARTA opens up plenty of new prospects for people in need.
 

Audioscan

Audioscan real-ear verification equipment enables hearing care professionals to provide patients with the best possible hearing experience. Audioscan has been supplying the Hear the World Foundation with these devices at preferential prices since 2015. The Hear the World project #HearMongolia has for example beneffited from this partnership.

The Bryan Adams Foundation

The Bryan Adams Foundation was set up in 2006 by Hear the World ambassador, musician and photographer Bryan Adams shortly after the tsunami struck southern Asia. The Foundation aims to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world by providing financial help and support to those people who are committed to bettering the lives of other people, by providing grants to finance specific projects. The Hear the World Foundation works closely with the Bryan Adams Foundation on projects related to hearing health care and the prevention of hearing loss.

Swiss Foundations

Since 2013 the Hear the World Foundation is a member of Swiss Foundations, the association of Swiss grant-making Foundations.

Insta-Mold and 2pluxx

Insta-Mold Products in the USA has partnered with 2pluxx GmbH in Switzerland to distribute Insta-Mold silicones all over the globe. Insta-Mold silicones are a medical grade instant silicone that can be used to create custom behind the ear-molds for hearing aids, swim molds or hearing protection in under 2 hours. Because the impression becomes the final product, there is no need for long turnaround times and rarely are there any fit issues. Since 2015 Hear the World can order Insta-Mold silicones at a preferencial price.