The objective of HIMPP is to clear the road of unjust IP obstacles, thus enabling the development of the most advanced and cost effective hearing instruments to the benefit of the hearing impaired. Any company doing business within the field of hearing instruments are welcome to join HIMPP either as a full member or as a FRAND licensee whatever best suits their purpose. HIMPP currently comprises both Hearing Aid manufacturers, Hearing Aid Component manufacturers and Over-the-counter (OTC) Hearing Assistive Device manufacturers. HIMPP is not a vehicle for HIMPP partners to access or license any individual partner’s IP.


December 27, 2022

HIMPP has acquired a patent family (US10218223) from Japanese conglomerate Nitto Denko on control of hearing aids between an operational state and a charging state. Read More

February 8, 2021    

HIMPP has acquired the entire patent portfolio of iHear Medical Inc.. The acquisition is the largest single acquisition by HIMPP, since its foundation 25 years ago in 1996.  Read more

September 28, 2020     

HIMPP has acquired the patent portfolio of Acouva Inc.. Read more

August 8, 2020     

HIMPP has acquired patents from ExSilent Research. Read more

February 1, 2020     

Stefan Launer is new Chairman of the Board of Directors in HIMPP. Read more.

November 19, 2019 

The Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Patent Partnership (HIMPP) and Intellectual Ventures (IV) enter a License Agreement. Read more

October 1, 2019                

US Patent 10433074 “Hearing augmentation systems and methods” has been granted to HIMPP. (Oct 1, 2019)

June 1, 2019             

European Patent Attorney Hans Jørgen Rindorf joins HIMPP in support of our increasing activities.

April 19, 2018          

A new HIMPP Code of Conduct has been ratified. Read more

April 19, 2018          

Søren Westermann steps back after 22 years as CEO of HIMPP, but remains on the Board of Directors.                                    

The new CEO as of April 19, 2018 is former COO of HIMPP Stinus Jeppesen. Read more

March 30, 2018          

HIMPP has acquired patents from SoundID and SoundHawk. Read more

April 28, 2017         

HIMPP has acquired patents from Galler. Read more

January 1, 2017      

HIMPP reduces running royalty from 3% to 1%, but increases partner entry share price as of 1 July 2017. Read more