10 YEARS hear the world
Time to celebrate and look back
The Hear the World Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in December 2016. Over the past 10 years, the foundation supported thousands of people with hearing loss around the world and successfully raised awareness about the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. Have a look at the foundation’s achievements.
The foundation’s achievements over the past 10 yearsSince 2006, the Hear the World Foundation supported over 80 projects in 39 countries with funding, hearing technology and expertise in a total amount of over 8 million Swiss francs. With this support, thousands of people with hearing loss were provided with ear medical care.
Support by hundreds of Sonova volunteersThe Sonova employees play an important part in the foundation’s support worldwide: hundreds of them have so far volunteered in projects all over the world to help people with hearing loss. On site they provided them with hearing aids and wireless communication solutions and trained local staff in audiological care.
#weareheartheworld – together for a good causeBut this is just one part of their engagement for Hear the World: over the past years, many Sonova employees raised funds to support the projects of the Hear the World Foundation and to give the gift of hearing to disadvantaged people with hearing loss.
For the occasion of the foundation’s 10th anniversary, many of the over 13’000 Sonova employees raised funds and supported the worldwide social media campaign #weareheartheworld. As official Hear the World ambassadors for conscious hearing, they took a photo in the Hear the World pose and posted it together with the hashtag #weareheartheworld on social media. For every employee who supported the campaign Sonova donates 1 CHF to Hear the World’s employee project in India.