65 years of bringing sound to life
50's & 60’s
From small beginnings to market leaders
Founded in Milan by Algernon Charles Holland in 1950 to provide hearing solutions for people experiencing hearing loss after the World War II, Amplifon soon becomes the leader of the Italian market.
The Center for Research and Studies (CRS) is founded to promote clinical research and disseminate information on the advances and developments in the fields of audiology and otology.
Digital and international expansion
Amplifon enters the Spanish and Portuguese markets and continues to innovate and customize services introducing digital hearing aids in Italy.
Amplifon enters the American market
By acquiring the market leader Miracle-Ear, Amplifon enters the North American market, strengthening its international leadership.
Listing on the Stock Exchange
On June, 27th 2001, Amplifon is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and in 2008 becomes part of the STAR segment for stocks committed to complying with stricter requirements.
2002 - 2009
Besides consolidating its presence in key markets like the US, the Netherlands and France, Amplifon expands its footprint in Canada, Hungary, Egypt, Germany, the United Kingdom & Ireland, Belgium & Luxembourg.
2010 - 2014
A new global dimension
With the acquisition of National Hearing Care (NHC), Amplifon expands its activities to Australia, New Zealand and india. Between 2012 and 2014, the Company enters Turkey and Israel, reaching 21 Countries.
2015 - 2018
Amplifon keeps on growing organically and through acquisitions and in 2015 the Company exceeds the key threshold of one billion euros in sales. In 2018, Amplifon pursues a strong technological innovation program in the customer experience with the launch of the Amplifon product line and proprietary multichannel ecosystem. The Company further consolidates its global leadership position with the acquisition of GAES, the largest privately-owned specialty hearing care retailer worldwide, and enters the Chinese market.