In 1971 Algernon Charles Holland, founder of Amplifon, decided to establish the Centre for Research and Studies (CRS) as an independent not for profit organisation 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's growth, first in Italy and, since 1998, in other European and non European countries. CRS continues to contribute 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.