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About the Hear the World Foundation

Founded in 2006 by Sonova Group, a worldwide leading provider of hearing solutions, the Hear the World Foundation supports aid projects benefiting people in need with hearing loss worldwide. The focus particularly lies with projects for children with hearing loss, enabling them to develop to their fullest potential. The non-profit Swiss foundation provides funding, hearing aid technology and offers on-site expertise with the aim to train local staff. In addition to this, Hear the World has so far been supported by more than 100 stars, such as Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Cindy Crawford, Annie Lennox, and Sting as ambassadors for conscious hearing.

May
2019

Activity report 2018/19: CHF 2.57 million for people in need with hearing loss

In 2018, the Hear the World Foundation supported 23 aid projects benefiting people in need with hearing loss, and particularly children, by providing CHF 2.57 million.

April
2019

Thanks to a CI, Tung Lam has the chance to listen and talk

The Hear the World Foundation, in partnership with the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss, is providing 10 children with significant hearing loss in Vietnam with cochlear implants (CIs), 15 years of product support, and the locally-based support services that they need to fully develop listening and speaking skills.

November
2018

Peru: Over 31,000 children tested for hearing loss

Permanent hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities and two out of 1,000 newborns are born with hearing loss. Although Peru adopted the universal neonatal screening policy, with only 10 audiologists for 32 million habitants, newborns and infants remain untested for hearing loss. For this reason, the Hear the World Foundation and World Wide Hearing Foundation International jointly launched a program in 2016 to test underserved children in Peru for hearing loss.

September
2018

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.

August
2018

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.

July
2018

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.

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.

Contact

For any further information, please contact:

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