Sounds Good Blog
Parents are the best therapy18. October 2017
When little Alejandro first heard his mother’s voice, it was a milestone in the life of the four-year-old: he could hear. The boy from Panama had profound hearing loss. In spring 2017 he received a cochlear implant from Hear the World. What hearing children learn naturally in their first years of life, Alejandro has to learn in language training. Now a study has shown that the most important language therapy is sensitive parents.
Malawi: Doing the right thing23. September 2017
Ora Buerkli: The true flavor of a project, however, can only be understood when visiting. It’s always uplifting and motivating and I just love doing it. One of the most important insights from these visits is how much difference individuals who care can make. I think we often underestimate our ability to make a difference.
Tips for teens with hearing loss20. September 2017
The adventure of adolescence is full of discovery and challenges – socially and within ones’ self. And even more so for teens who are hard of hearing, as they have to cope with the challenges of becoming adults and their hearing impairment. With this blog post we share ten tips to support teens with hearing loss to develop and to overcome barriers.
Marc Sway: Conscious hearing28. August 2017
Marc Sway, the half-Brazilian and half-Swiss musician became a Hear the World ambassador in 2017. In May, he visited one of the foundation's projects in São Paulo to give hope to children with hearing loss. And he also raises awareness of the importance of good hearing among his fans at his concerts.
why to protect your hearing27. August 2017
We live in a visual world in which the significance of being able to hear well is often underestimated. Our hearing is the most powerful human sensory organ, which has a huge influence on our quality of life. Here are five reasons why being able to hear well is so important and why your hearing is worth protecting.
Jackson Mann: start-up founder19. June 2017
Summer time is the festival and concert season. Live events bring a lot of fun, but can also have consequences for our hearing. Jackson Mann from Minneapolis (US) had to learn it the hard way – and decided to develop his own earplugs. The successful start-up founder has told us how it happened.
Jonas Straumann: Publisher and Musician24. April 2017
Jonas Straumann has made an exceptional contribution to support people with hearing loss. The 22 year-old true all-rounder: publisher of hearZONE (www.hearzone.net), passionate musician, and, in his own words, hearing impaired since birth. In our interview, he told us what drives him and why he is sometimes met with opposition.
Hearing despite profound hearing loss24. March 2017
The cochlear implant (CI) is the only medical device that can partially restore a human sense – hearing. This probably sounds quite technical and abstract at first, but for people with profound hearing loss the device can induce pure emotion. Care for an example?
Ten years: Touching moments15. December 2016
The Hear the World Foundation supports people and particularly children with hearing loss around the world. Since its establishment in 2006, the Swiss foundation has provided thousands of people with hearing care. The volunteering by Sonova employees plays a key role for the foundations work.