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About the Hear the World Foundation

Founded in 2006 by Sonova, the leading provider of hearing solutions, the Hear the World Foundation supports disadvantaged people with hearing loss around the world and gets involved in hearing loss prevention. The foundation focuses particularly on projects for children with hearing loss, enabling them to develop to their fullest potential. Since its establishment, the non-profit Swiss foundation has supported over 90 projects all around the world with funding, hearing aid technology and expertise. More than 100 high-profile ambassadors, such as Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Cindy Crawford, Annie Lennox, and Sting support Hear the World as ambassadors for conscious hearing.


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.


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.


Gregor Meyle becomes ambassador for conscious hearing

The german singer-songwriter Gregor Meyle is becoming an ambassador to the Hear the World Foundation. He supports the Swiss foundation’s vision to creating a world in which everyone can experience good hearing.


Activity report 2017/18: CHF 3.51 million for people in need with hearing loss

In 2017, the Hear the World Foundation supported 25 aid projects benefiting people in need with hearing loss, and particularly children, by providing CHF 3.51 million. The foundation donated 33 percent more than in the previous year.

Hearing implant and speech therapy for children from Panama

Thanks to a Cochlear Implant the three year old Isai from Panama can hear - despite his profound hearing loss. The hearing implant by the Hear the World Foundation enables Isai to learn to speak and opens the door to a life without limitations.


Support for children in need in Lebanon

Around 1.5 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon to escape the war. Many of their children have lost their hearing. The Hear the World Foundation is helping these as well as lebanese children in need to hear again.

Bruce Springsteen becomes ambassador for conscious hearing

The Hear the World Foundation supporting people in need with hearing loss, is thrilled to welcome Bruce Springsteen among its ambassadors. The new ambassador for conscious hearing supports the non-profit’s hearing loss prevention campaign.


Hayley Schultz is the 2018 Judith Gravel Fellow

The recipient of the 2018/19 Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology is Hayley Schultz. The fellowship by the Hear the World Foundation and the University of North Carolina provides a mentored experience in pediatric audiology practice.


For any further information, please contact:

Hear the World Foundation
Media Relations
Elena Torresani
+41 58 928 01 01