Sonova, headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions. The group operates through its core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova. We reach our consumers through multiple channels; this diversity lets them benefit from our broad range of solutions – hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless communication products, eSolutions, and professional audiological care – in the way that best suits their individual needs.
Founded in 1947, the group is currently present in over 100 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 14,000 dedicated employees. Sonova generated sales of CHF 2.76 billion in the financial year 2018/19 and a net profit of more than CHF 460 million. Across all businesses, and by supporting the Hear the World Foundation, Sonova pursues its vision of a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.
Around one billion people in the world today cannot hear well – although they would significantly profit from the use of hearing instruments. Sonova provides the most comprehensive range of solutions to address hearing loss: leading-edge hearing aids and accessories from Phonak, Unitron and Hansaton, providing a natural listening experience through advanced, versatile technology; innovative cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics, bringing reliable hearing solutions to children and adults with significant hearing loss. Sonova offers its solutions to end-users through a wide variety of service channel partners, providing them with the support they need to ensure that each consumer and patient receives the appropriate care for an optimal hearing experience.
The hearing aid market continues to grow, driven by long-term socio-economic forces. It is also a diverse market, requiring a broad range of technologically advanced solutions and high reach customer service channels.
Sonova is ideally positioned to benefit from those trends.
Understanding our customers’ articulated and unexpressed needs and turning them into our challenges – this is what motivates us daily - and ultimately leads to innovation leadership. Be it in products, solutions, or processes across all disciplines.
Our overall goal is to make sure that all people, especially those affected by hearing loss, can hear the world surrounding them and live their lives to the fullest. We carefully listen to the what current users say about our technology as well as to the feedback of hearing care professionals who want to provide optimal care. We combine this input with our deep technological and audiological know-how and relentlessly challenge the current limits of technology to strive for the optimal solution. That's how we drive our rich pipeline of new products: with the purpose to make people hear the world.