Sounds Good Blog
A Visit to Sopheak in Cambodia28. March 2022
All Ears Cambodia (AEC) recently sent us an update on Sopheak, a 10-year old girl from Cambodia with severe hearing loss. Thanks to the hearing aids she was fitted with back in 2016, she has learned to speak and is able to attend a local public school. She hopes to continue her education and dreams of becoming a doctor.
Revisiting Ralph in Lebanon28. January 2022
We recently received an update from seven-year-old Ralph from Lebanon, whose profound hearing loss was diagnosed when he was just four months old. As it continued to worsen, the only way to improve his hearing was through a Cochlear implant, and the necessary surgery was performed in 2020.
Praise from Malawi15. December 2021
Our 15th anniversary is a joyful occasion to revisit the stories that continue to inspire us all. We recently caught up with Praise, a young girl from Malawi, who received hearing aids through the ABC Hearing Clinic in Lilongwe six years ago and has since learned to envision a future without limitations.
Katrin Manella's Story01. June 2021
Katrin Manella is a Changemaker who supports the call in the World Report on Hearing for hearing care for all, now. Help change the world for those with hearing loss by reading and sharing her story.
Foundation Board: Beate Eckhardt01. June 2021
2021 represents a year of change for the Hear the World Foundation. For the first time, we invited external members to join to complement Sonova’s internal expertise. We caught up with our new Board member Beate Eckhardt, philanthropy and foundation expert, for a short interview.
Kenya: Rollercoaster week01. October 2020
Yovina Khiroya: In February 2020, a team of seven Sonova volunteers travelled to Kenya to support the great work of the Hear the World Foundation – and one of them was: me! As I am passionate about helping others, I was excited to be part of a professional team to support the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program of the Kijabe Hospital. Our common goal: to improve the quality of life for children with hearing loss.
Guatemala: An emotional trip02. December 2019
Feraz Ashraf: Guatemala is a country with a captivating culture and vibrant history. The mysterious ancient Mayan civilization thrived here some 4,000 years ago, leaving behind impressive architecture and symbolic artwork that continues to fascinate today. However, life nowadays is incredibly tough, especially for the poorest in the country. Audiological care is extremely limited with only one audiologist in the entire country.
Gladys Asmar: Audiology Training in Germany04. November 2019
In my home country, Lebanon, hearing healthcare is better than in many other low- and middle-income countries. Nevertheless, we are also struggling with various shortcomings. Until three years ago, there was no newborn screening program in our hospital, and we are still feeling the consequences of that today. We have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to diagnosing and treating hearing loss in children.
New hope for Phuong28. October 2019
Only a few months after the birth of Phuong, her family gets the impression that something is wrong. When someone calls her name, Phuong doesn't look up. Even when the monsoon rains rage outside and batter the windows with full force, the baby shows no reaction. Phuong is one year old when a doctor in a Vietnamese hospital confirms what her parents feared: The child suffers from severe hearing loss.