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 at their fullest potential. Since its establishment, the non-profit Swiss foundation has supported over 80 projects in 39 countries with funding, hearing aid technology and expertise. More than 100 high-profile ambassadors, such as Bryan Adams, Cindy Crawford, Plácido Domingo, Annie Lennox and Sting support Hear the World as ambassadors for conscious hearing.


Hope for Syrian refugee children

Over a million Syrian refugees are living in Lebanon. They receive no financial support from the state. The Hear the World Foundation is providing a glimmer of hope by donating hearing aids to 100 children with hearing loss.


Prof. Patricia Roush becomes new Advisory Board member

Patricia Roush, Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Audiology at UNC Hospitals, USA, has been elected to the Advisory Board of the Hear the World Foundation.


2018 Hear the World Calendar: stars for a good cause

Give hope to children with hearing loss by buying a 2018 Hear the World calendar of high end collector’s edition photographs for USD 40. The calendar shows stars in the pose for conscious hearing captured by Bryan Adams. 100 percent of the calendar proceeds benefit children in need with hearing loss.

Winner of 2017/18 Richard Seewald Award

The recipient of the 2017/18 Richard Seewald Award is the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss. The annual prize by Hear the World honors outstanding projects benefiting people in need with hearing loss around the world.


Charity Gala: CHF 375,000 for children with hearing loss

The Hear the World Charity Gala at the Dolder Grand on June 24, 2017 was a complete success: With proceeds of over CHF 375,000, the Hear the World Foundation can give the gift of hearing to some 1,900 children in need with hearing loss.

Marc Sway's engagement for children with hearing loss

Media release available only in German.


CHF 2,58 Mio for people in need with hearing loss

In the 2016/17 fiscal year, Sonova’s charitable foundation donated 40 percent more resources than in the previous year, and donated cochlear implants for the first time.


Winner of 8th Gravel fellowship in Pediatric Audiology

The winner of the 2017/18 Judith Gravel Fellowship in Pediatric Audiology is Ms. Hannah Dorothy, a third-year doctoral student in audiology at East Carolina University.


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Hear the World Foundation
Media Relations
Louise Kaben
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