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The Hear the World Charity Gala at the Dolder Grand on June 24, 2017 was a complete success: With proceeds of altogether CHF 400,000, the Hear the World Foundation can give the gift of hearing to some 1,900 children in need with hearing loss.

The purpose of the gala

Our aim was to collect donations to provide audiological care to as many children in need with hearing loss as possible. 32 million children across the world are affected by disabling hearing loss, most of them do not have access to hearing solutions, and as a result they cannot learn to speak, do not have access to education, and therefore have hardly any chance of leading an independent life.

A spectacular result

Over 300 guests, patrons, and sponsors donated a total of altogether CHF 400,000. The majority of the donated amount was generated by the auction of unique prizes by auctioneer Cyril Koller from the auction house of the same name. With the donation, Hear the World can provice audiological care to some 1'900 children in need with hearing loss, allowing them to hear and speak.


Exclusive concerts by Bryan Adams and Marc Sway

The highlight of the evening was Bryan Adams' concert. Adams has worked as an ambassador for Hear the World on a voluntary basis for over ten years and honored the foundation with an exclusive pro bono concert at the gala. Swiss musician Marc Sway now also supports the foundation as an ambassador and told the gala guests about his visit to one of the Hear the World Foundation's projects in Brazil and suprised them with an unforgettable music performance. And Pepe Lienhard and his orchestra played wonderful music to dance.


Thank you!

A big thank you goes to the organizing committee: Megy Pfortmüller, Ursi Spoerry, Dorothe Züger-Knecht, Bettina Friedli-Munz, Annietta Saratz-Gay. Thank you also to the sponsors, the guests, Bryan Adams, Marc Sway, Pepe Lienhard, Sven Epiney, Cyril Koller, the team of the Dolder Grand and all other supporters.

Thank you!

Thank you to everybody who contributed to this great result.»
Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova and President of the Hear the World Foundation