Sonova, headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is the leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions. The group operates through its core business brandsPhonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova (including retail brand Connect Hearing). Sonova offers its customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry – from hearing instruments to cochlear implants towireless communication solutions. Founded in 1947, the group is currently present in over 100 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 15,000 dedicated employees. Sonova generated sales of CHF 2.92 billion in the financial year 2019/20 and a net profit of CHF 490 million. Across all businesses, and by supporting theHear the World Foundation, Sonova pursues its vision of a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.
In the US Sonova has been present since 1977 and today serves the US market with the brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and Connect Hearing.
Around one billion people in the world today cannot hear well – and the great majority of this vast potential market has not yet bought a hearing aid. Sonova provides the most comprehensive range of solutions to address hearing loss: leading-edge hearing aids and accessories from Phonak and Unitron, 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 the trends in this growth market.
Customer driven innovation
Understanding our customers’ articulated and unarticulated 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 their world and live their lives to the fullest. We carefully listen to the input of current users of our technology and to the feedback of the hearing care professionals who work with our solutions every day 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.