I have hearing trouble and glasses, so I’m investing in the firms that can help

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Listen up, as army officers say and Oasis sang, here’s some music for long-term investors’ ears, despite all the bad news elsewhere that feeds our fears. When challenged about what I bought while others were selling their shares at the start of the coronavirus crisis, this stock-picker’s favourite investment theme springs to mind.

Two years ago today, when global share prices were plunging, I invested in a world-leading healthcare company — as reported here at that time. But you won’t find this business in many tracker funds and, I can’t resist saying this, most people have never heard of it.

So this may be a good time to pipe up again about Sonova Holdings (stock market ticker: SOON), the world’s biggest manufacturer of hearing aids.