From September 1-30, 2021, the Hear the World Foundation is accepting applications for funding from aid organizations benefiting people in need with hearing loss. 

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Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has been supporting numerous aid projects around the world. According to its announcement, the Hear the Word Foundation supports “collaborative efforts that will achieve significant and enduring improvements in hearing health for children in low-to middle-income countries.”

The Foundation supports programs and initiatives that:

  • Work towards improving hearing healthcare for children in underserved communities.
  • Have a holistic program framework and a strong emphasis on building local capacity.
  • Use evidence-based ways to achieve specified outcomes in hearing health and show willingness and capacities to participate in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Follow an inclusive approach.

If your organization is committed to the same goals and values as the Hear the World foundation, you can apply for support in the form of financial resources, hearing solutions from the Sonova product portfolio (hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless microphone systems), diagnostic equipment, and audiological expertise. 

Please check whether your project meets the funding criteria and find out more about our funding principles and funding programs.  

Further information about the application process as well as a link to the application form:

About the Hear the World Foundation

The Hear the World Foundation, initiated by the Sonova Group in 2006, supports projects around the world enabling children with hearing loss to develop appropriate to their age. The foundation focuses on projects in low-to middle-income countries which give children with hearing loss access to audiological care. To this end, the nonprofit Swiss foundation provides funding, hearing technology, and on-site expertise to train local professionals. The expertise is provided by Sonova Group employees who work on a voluntary basis for the foundation. Furthermore, the foundation has been supported by personalities such as Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Cindy Crawford, Annie Lennox, and Sting as ambassadors for healthy hearing.

Source: Hear the World Foundation