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.
Abc Production was founded in 2009 by André Béchir and is since then leading in the Swiss concert landscape. It held round 80 concerts, festivals, shows and events with artists, such as AC/DC, Adele, Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and counted over 500,000 visitors per year. As the concert promoter's new prevention partner, the Hear the World Foundation will distribute free ear plugs at all concerts from April, 2016.
Audibility is a consumer headphone company. Audibility’s headphones mold to the shape of a user’s ear within 10 minutes, which gives the user a secure and comfortable fit that improves their listening experience by reducing background noise. In addition to creating personalized solutions in the audio industry, Audibility believes that every individual has the right to hear. This why for every product purchase, Audibility donates directly to Hear the World Foundation to support improved access to hearing aids worldwide.
Audioscan hearing aid fitting systems are used to objectively verify that hearing instruments are fit precisely and are functioning as intended. Audioscan has provided Verifit®2, Axiom®, and RM500SL products featuring Speechmap® technology to help ensure that the hearing instruments provided by the Hear the World Foundation are fit to provide maximum benefit.
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.
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.
Otometrics is the world's leading manufacturer of hearing and balance instrumentation and software. Over the last 50 years, Otometrics has provided solutions ranging from newborn hearing screening applications and audiologic diagnostics to comprehensive hearing instrument fitting and balance testing. The company operates in more than 70 countries under the MADSEN, AURICAL, and ICS brand names.
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(e.g. like Cargo Human Care project in Nairobi or Special Olympics).
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.