Founded in 1950, Amplifon has been committed to make communication easier for hearing impaired people. The core mission for Amplifon has been to allow people to rediscover the joy of living and guaranteeing complete satisfaction in all aspects of communications. We are profoundly committed to offering the highest quality hearing care and services. With an international network of 3,000 locations and over 5,500 clinics and 2,400 service centres, Amplifon is the largest distributor of hearing aids in the world.
50’s : The Beginning
Engineer A. Charles Hollan found Amplifon.
60’s – 70’s : Solidly Established
Shops were opened throughout the country. The Centre for Research and Studies (CRS) promoted research, development and training in the fields of audiology, hearing aids and speech therapy,
90’s : Customer-oriented Service
Amplifon expanded into other countries: Spain and Portugal in 1992.
1996 : Italian Innovators
Introduced an entirely new digital hearing aid.
1998 : It’s a Big World
Acquisitions of the major competitors in Switzerland, France, United States of America and Netherlands
2001 : Our IPO
As from 27 June 2001, we are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange
2002 : Worldwide Expansion
Key markets such as the United States of America and Netherlands, and entering Germany
2007 : We are ready to be the worldwide leaders
Implemented a complete corporate repositioning
2009 : Constant Growth
We consolidate our presence in Europe
2010 : We are present on each and every continent
Acquired the National Hearing Care Group (NHC) with a network of 200 points of sale in Australia and New Zealand and growing its presence in India.
2012 : We enter Turkey and Poland
Amplifon enters Turkey and aims at the market leadership through the acquisition of 51 % of Maxton, a modern retail company operating in the distribution of hearing solutions. In September, Amplifon enters Poland through the formation of the new company named Amplifon Poland and expands its geographic presence to twenty-two countries.