Take a journey through 65 years of sound

For 65 years, Amplifon has been improving the hearing of its customers, opening up a world of sounds, events, and experiences to hearing loss sufferers. We've developed cutting-edge projects, crossed continents to help patients, and even set world records – a lot has happened since 1950!

1950
Amplifon founded
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1950
Pilot episode of The Archers - today the longest running radio soap - is broadcast on BBC Radio 2
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1952
Winston Churchill wears a pair of Amplifon hearing aids
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1954
Otarion Electronics introduces the Otarion Listener RX - the world's first eyeglass aid
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1957
The Queen broadcasts her Christmas message on television for the first time
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1960
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids introduced
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1966
England win the World Cup
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1969
Concorde, the world's first supersonic airliner, has its maiden flight
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1971
The Amplifon Centre for Research and Studies is established
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1979
The UK's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, is elected
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1982
Digital signal processing chips are introduced
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1983
In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids introduced
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1985
The first British mobile phone call is made
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1988
First digital hearing aid released
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1994
One of the most successful girl bands in history, the Spice Girls, form
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1996
Amplifon introduce the first digital hearing aids, which combine tiny dimensions with HD-quality sound
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2001
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is released to cinema audiences
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2006
Amplifon enters the UK market
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2011
Amplifon creates the Charles Holland Award
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2012
The Olympics come to London
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2012
Dr Chris Steele becomes Amplifon’s ambassador
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2013
After a 77-year wait for a British Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray wins the men's singles title
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2014
Amplifon introduces the sleek, modern, ReSound LiNX
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2015
Amplifon becomes a Guinness World Record holder for creating the world’s largest image of the human ear made up with 323 employees
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2015
Amplifon celebrates 65 years of providing cutting-edge hearing technology to the public
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Memorable moments through the years

Hearing and memory are intricately linked, and over the past 65 years all sorts of amazing events have happened – providing countless examples of truly memorable sounds. Listen to each of these ten sound clips, choosing a date from the panel below, and test your auditory intelligence!

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