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.

May
2018

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.

April
2018

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.

March
2018

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.

With Vibes and World Wide Hearing for better hearing

Access to hearing health care in Peru is limited. The high fidelity earplug manufacturer, Vibes, has joined forces with Hear the World and World Wide Hearing to bring access to hearing healthcare to 30,000 children in need.

February
2018

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.

January
2018

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.

Contact


For any further information, please contact:

Hear the World Foundation
Media Relations
Louise Kaben
+41 58 928 01 01
louise.kaben(at)hear-the-world.com