In 1971 Algernon Charles Holland, founder of Amplifon, decided to establish within the Company the Centre for Research and Studies (CRS) as an independent no profit organism in order to consolidate Amplifon resources and investments in research, development and education in the audiological and otological fields.

With a wide programme of educational courses and conferences, publishing activities, grants and awards the CRS soon became an important reference for Italian audiologists and ENTs.

The CRS has been following Amplifon growth for more than, first in Italy and, since 1998, also in other European and non European countries contributing to the development of scientific knowledge in the aforementioned disciplines in co-operation with renowned University departments, scientific societies and other national and international organisations.