Accelerating research and innovation

In France, 10 million people have hearing loss.
Hearing aids and cochlear implants provide invaluable support to many people with hearing loss, but there is currently no cure. Progress is still needed to fully understand these disorders and develop much-needed solutions.

The Fondation Pour l’Audition aims to accelerate developments by encouraging research and scientific innovation:

  • Supporting French research laboratories in the field of hearing health through calls for projects and scientific prizes.
  • Sponsoring he creation of the Hearing Institute, the first multidisciplinary hearing science research center, bringing together the world’s best scientific and medical teams to advance research and develop new solutions.


The Hearing Institute

Due to open in the Heart of Paris by the end of 2018, the Hearing Institute represents a major strategic commitment by the Fondation Pour l’Audition. Professor Christine Petit will lead the Institute, which will be housed next to a clinical audiology research center.

  • In partnership with the Necker – Enfants Malades and Pitié-Salpêtrière teaching hospitals, this first center of fundamental and clinical hearing research has been designed as an accelerator of innovative solutions, bringing together the best and brightest international translational research and clinical experts.
  • Through this pioneering multidisciplinary project, doctors and researchers will work alongside innovators, manufacturers, charities and patients to accelerate progress and take the inevitability out of hearing loss.


To this end, AGIR POUR L’AUDITION convenes an international SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE several times a year.