About Us - Anniversary

70 Years of Hearing Innovation

Since 1947, we’ve been bringing together the most talented people and the strongest brands to break down the barriers in people’s lives. We are not only celebrating seven decades of major breakthroughs in hearing innovation but also 70 years of dedication towards a brighter future – made possible by our employees’ unique spirit and commitment. They are the motor of innovation, steady growth and help fulfilling our vision by breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Stacey Rich

I get to make a difference in children’s lives.

Stacey Rich, Pediatric Audiology Manager at Phonak, and her team are at the cutting edge when it comes to developing hearing aids for children.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Stacey are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Martin Walther

Being present when a patient gets to hear again makes my job so rewarding.

Martin Walther, VP Global Marketing at Advanced Bionics, makes sure that customer needs are always taken into account – because the rewards are many.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Martin are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Sandra Müller

I like putting a smile on people’s faces every day.

For Sandra Müller, Assistant Staff Restaurant Manager at Sonova, no challenge is ever too big, and no task is ever too small – she’s always willing to offer a helping hand.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Sandra are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Domenico Quattrone

Making people happy makes my job very fulfilling.

Domenico Quattrone, Manager Electronic Assembly at Sonova, and his team ensure that our hearing devices incorporate the most innovative technology.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Domenico are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Philipp Schneider

I use technology to improve people’s lives.

Philipp Schneider, Director eSolutions Development at Sonova, and his team are dedicated to working with the latest technologies to change people’s lives (for the better).

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Philipp are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Anna Biggins

Providing the best hearing solutions to people around the world is my passion.

Anna Biggins, Clinical Trainer ITE at Phonak, gets to have many positive experiences in her job, including working on a Hear the World project in India.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Anna are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Vijayakumar Subramaniam

I like providing variety on the menu.

Vijayakumar Subramaniam, cook at the Sonova headquarters, loves surprising people with his creative flair.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Vijayakumar are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

Matthias Rohner

Having such a meaningful job is extremely motivating.

Matthias Rohner, CRM Business Manager at Sonova, loves being able to come up with new ways of making life better for our customers.

The unique spirit and dedication of people like Matthias are behind the driving force of innovation at Sonova. They help us fulfill our vision of breaking barriers to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.


How our employees live the Sonova spirit

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1947 – the year the sound barrier was broken twice

70 years ago our company broke through the barrier of hearing loss. The sound barrier was also broken by Chuck Yeager with his rocket aircraft Bell X-1. He did this with two broken ribs he had suffered after falling from a horse. It is this very attitude that makes Chuck Yeager a special man: never giving up, always striving to achieve his goal, and thus finally succeeding. Breaking the sound barrier was – and still is – more than just a “sonic boom”. It’s a metaphor for challenging the status quo and revving the engines for a better future.

Sonova Open Day – 24. June 2017

Sonova Open Day

24. June 2017

 

As part of our celebration of Sonova’s 70th anniversary, we would like to invite you and your family and friends to our Open Day at our headquarters in Stäfa. We look forward to giving you an insight into our company, the world’s leading provider of innovative hearing solutions, and all of its brands and divisions. During a tour, you can delve into the world of hearing and learn more about Sonova and its people.


Hearing technology since 1947

Sonova's roots lie in the foundation of Phonak. Since 70 years, Phonak has been changing people’s lives by continuously pioneering hearing solutions for a future without barriers. We believe changing lives means overcoming barriers and creating a world where "Life is on" for everyone.