Fondation Pour l’Audition: our story



creation and ambition of Fondation Pour l'audition

Fondation Pour l’Audition was created by Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Jean-Pierre Meyers and the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. It has been recognized as a public-interest organization since 2015.

"Hearing loss is a major problem in our society but often underestimated, neglected and even taboo. To raise awareness, promote scientific breakthroughs and develop new solutions for hearing health, my wife and I decided to create Fondation Pour l’Audition with the support of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.

Recognized as a public-interest organization, Fondation Pour l’Audition aims to spearhead efforts to promote hearing health in France.


To achieve this goal, it is essential to coordinate research, healthcare and prevention campaigns.

Two roles appear vital to us: providing information to prevent hearing loss, and understanding how best to treat it. We need to educate people on the importance of hearing health, while bringing talents together to offer new solutions for people with hearing loss and their families.

Hearing connects people.

It’s a marvelous but fragile sense.

Together, protect it."

Jean-Pierre Meyers

Let’s keep listening to life.
Jean-Pierre Meyers, Chair of the Fondation Pour l’Audition Board of Directors