Working globally 

to address hearing loss

We aim to raise awareness of hearing loss and help more people around the world access life-changing hearing treatment. We envision a world where anyone, anywhere with hearing loss can live a life full of opportunities.

To achieve this, we advance research in hearing treatment, encourage the education and skill development of healthcare professionals and support community efforts towards inclusivity.

We strive to benefit the whole community, helping those with hearing loss access hearing treatment, such as implantable technologies. 

Our history

Cochlear Foundation was established in 2005, driven by a desire to help more people hear. To accomplish this, we aim to reduce the impact of hearing loss on individuals and societies.

Hearing health is an issue that affects many of us, and it’s impacting more people every day. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.5 billion people live with some degree of hearing loss, and that’s projected to grow to 2.5 billion by 2050.1

We aim for a world where everyone can access hearing treatment and a life rich with potential.

 

Hearing loss is a global issue that requires greater global awareness and a global solution. We support organisations and programs with the aim of: 
 

  • Furthering education for hearing health professionals to fortify the importance of screening, prevention, early intervention, treatment and support. 
  • Increasing research into the impacts of hearing loss and implantable hearing treatment and amplifying the outcomes to broaden awareness.
  • Championing programs that enrich the lives of those with hearing loss and their communities. 

Our impact

Hearing loss is a global issue that requires greater global awareness and a global solution. We support organisations and programs with the aim of: 
 

  • Furthering education for hearing health professionals to fortify the importance of screening, prevention, early intervention, treatment and support. 
  • Increasing research into the impacts of hearing loss and implantable hearing treatment and amplifying the outcomes to broaden awareness.
  • Championing programs that enrich the lives of those with hearing loss and their communities. 

Case studies

Across the world

Across the world

Malala Fund

Removing barriers to education for millions of children and young people, including those with hearing loss, and raising awareness about the need for early access to hearing healthcare and support.

 

In Australia

In Australia

The Shepherd Centre

Supporting a research program, which identifies methods for improving treatment and care for the hearing loss community.

In Vietnam

In Vietnam

Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss

Helped develop a multi-year auditory-verbal therapy and paediatric audiology training program in Vietnam to help more of Vietnam's young children with hearing loss develop listening and speaking skills.