The Hear the World Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in December 2016. Over the past 10 years, the foundation supported thousands of people with hearing loss around the world and successfully raised awareness about the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss. Have a look at the foundation’s achievements.

The foundation’s achievements over the past 10 years

Since 2006, the Hear the World Foundation supported over 80 projects in 39 countries with funding, hearing technology and expertise in a total amount of over 8 million Swiss francs. With this support, thousands of people with hearing loss were provided with ear medical care.

Support by hundreds of Sonova volunteers

The Sonova employees play an important part in the foundation’s support worldwide: hundreds of them have so far volunteered in projects all over the world to help people with hearing loss. On site they provided them with hearing aids and wireless communication solutions and trained local staff in audiological care.

#weareheartheworld  – together for a good cause

But this is just one part of their engagement for Hear the World: over the past years, many Sonova employees raised funds to support the projects of the Hear the World Foundation and to give the gift of hearing to disadvantaged people with hearing loss.

For the occasion of the foundation’s 10th anniversary, many of the over  13’000 Sonova employees raised funds and supported the worldwide social media campaign #weareheartheworld. As official Hear the World ambassadors for conscious hearing, they took a photo in the Hear the World pose and posted it together with the hashtag #weareheartheworld on social media. For every employee who supported the campaign Sonova donates 1 CHF to Hear the World’s employee project in India.

thank you!

I would like to thank all of our supporters for their commitment and their contribution to our mission to promote equal opportunities for people with hearing loss around the world.»
Lukas Braunschweiler, President Hear the World Foundation

Awareness raised with the help of over 100 celebrity ambassadors

Next to the aid project support  the Hear the World Foundation raised awareness all over the globe to make people realize and protect the precious gift of good hearing. Thanks to campaigns and to more than 100 celebrity ambassadors the topic has been brought to the public.
The work that the Hear the World Foundation is doing is second to none. They're helping people of all ages to hear again, which is why I have been supporting its awareness campaign with my photography for over ten years.»
Bryan Adams