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Global Hydrophone Market by Type (Spherical Hydrophone, Miniature Hydrophone, Standard Measuring Hydrophone), By Application (Research, Industry, Medical, Military, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Hydrophone Market by Type (Spherical Hydrophone, Miniature Hydrophone, Standard Measuring Hydrophone), By Application (Research, Industry, Medical, Military, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global hydrophone market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for hydrophones from research and industry applications, and rising investments in defense and security sectors across the globe. Based on type, the global hydrophone market is segmented into spherical hydrophone, miniature hydrophone, and standard measuring hydrophone. The spherical Hydrophones are expected to hold a major share of the global market during the forecast period owing to their wide range of applications in both research and commercial segments. Miniature Hydrophones are witnessing high demand due their small size that makes them suitable for use in restricted spaces such as inside pipelines or boreholes where larger-sized Hydrophones cannot be used.

Global Hydrophone Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater for recording or listening to underwater sound. Hydrophones are usually either placed on the ocean floor, towed behind a boat, or attached to buoys.

Spherical Hydrophone:

Spherical hydrophone is a device used to measure sound waves. It consists of a hollow ball filled with water, which is mounted on a stem that can be submerged in the water. As sound travels in straight lines, the intensity of the received signal depends on where the sound comes from and what direction it's travelling towards. By measuring these variations, we can determine whether there are any sources other than our own ears to hear sounds.

Miniature Hydrophone:

The miniature hydrophone is a device used to measure the sound underwater. It consists of an enclosed water-filled case containing a membrane that can be vibrated by sound waves. The pressure in the case creates an electrical current through the membrane and this current is amplified and converted into a audible signal.

Application Insights:

The research application segment dominated the global hydrophone market, accounting for a revenue share of over 60% in 2017. The use of hydrophones for marine and underwater acoustic studies is expected to drive the demand for this equipment in academic institutions, research laboratories and maritime institutes across the world. Moreover, increasing R&D activities pertaining to underwater sound propagation by various industries including oil & gas are further anticipated to propel growth during the forecast period.

Industry application accounted for a significant share in 2017 owing to rising adoption of hydrophones by oil & gas companies and shipping firms as part of their asset utilization management process. In addition, growing adoption of Hydro-acoustic Data Processing Software (HDP) by these organizations enable them capture accurate data from multiple sensors while operating a vessel thereby providing an efficient solution that meets their requirement is also expected fuel industry growth during the forecast period.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in 2017. The presence of major oil and gas companies, along with a strong research base for marine science, is expected to drive the regional demand over the forecast period. Furthermore, increasing offshore drilling activities in order to meet rising energy demands is likely to propel product demand over the coming years.

The Asia Pacific region accounted for a revenue share of 23% in 2017 owing to growing exploration and production activities across several countries including China, India, Thailand and Vietnam among others are anticipated boost hydrophone demand over the next eight years.

In terms of revenue Europe was valued at USD X million followed by North America that accounted for around 25% each share of total market value while Asia Pacific held around 23%.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for Hydrophones in the defense sector for submarine detection and other underwater operations
  • Growing popularity of Hydrophones in the commercial sector for marine research, sonar mapping, and other underwater surveys
  • Development of new applications for Hydrophones in areas such as environmental monitoring and oil & gas exploration
  • Proliferation of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that require Hydrophones for data collection and analysis
  • Increased funding from government agencies and private organizations to support research on hydrophone technology

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Hydrophone Market Research Report

By Type

Spherical Hydrophone, Miniature Hydrophone, Standard Measuring Hydrophone

By Application

Research, Industry, Medical, Military, Others

By Companies

High Tech, Aquarian Audio, RESON, Cetacean Research Technology, DolphinEar, Ocean Sonics, Onda Corporation, Precision Acoustics, Ambient Recording, B & K

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Hydrophone Market Report Segments:

The global Hydrophone market is segmented on the basis of:


Spherical Hydrophone, Miniature Hydrophone, Standard Measuring Hydrophone

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Research, Industry, Medical, Military, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. High Tech
  2. Aquarian Audio
  3. RESON
  4. Cetacean Research Technology
  5. DolphinEar
  6. Ocean Sonics
  7. Onda Corporation
  8. Precision Acoustics
  9. Ambient Recording
  10. B & K

Global Hydrophone Market Overview

Highlights of The Hydrophone Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Spherical Hydrophone
    2. Miniature Hydrophone
    3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
  1. By Application:

    1. Research
    2. Industry
    3. Medical
    4. Military
    5. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Hydrophone Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Hydrophone Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
  3. Implemented Robust Methodology to Prepare the Report
  4. Includes Graphs, Statistics, Flowcharts, and Infographics to Save Time
  5. Industry Growth Insights Provides 24/5 Assistance Regarding the Doubts in the Report
  6. Provides Information About the Top-winning Strategies Implemented by Industry Players.
  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

A hydrophone is a device used to collect sound waves.

Some of the major companies in the hydrophone market are High Tech, Aquarian Audio, RESON, Cetacean Research Technology, DolphinEar, Ocean Sonics, Onda Corporation, Precision Acoustics, Ambient Recording, B & K.

The hydrophone market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Hydrophone Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Hydrophone Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Hydrophone Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Hydrophone Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Hydrophone Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Hydrophone Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Hydrophone Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Spherical Hydrophone
      5.3.2. Miniature Hydrophone
      5.3.3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Research
      6.3.2. Industry
      6.3.3. Medical
      6.3.4. Military
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Hydrophone Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Research
      9.4.2. Industry
      9.4.3. Medical
      9.4.4. Military
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Spherical Hydrophone
      9.7.2. Miniature Hydrophone
      9.7.3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Hydrophone Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Research
      10.4.2. Industry
      10.4.3. Medical
      10.4.4. Military
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Spherical Hydrophone
      10.7.2. Miniature Hydrophone
      10.7.3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Hydrophone Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Research
      11.4.2. Industry
      11.4.3. Medical
      11.4.4. Military
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Spherical Hydrophone
      11.7.2. Miniature Hydrophone
      11.7.3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Maret Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Hydrophone Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Research
      12.4.2. Industry
      12.4.3. Medical
      12.4.4. Military
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Spherical Hydrophone
      12.7.2. Miniature Hydrophone
      12.7.3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Hydrophone Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Hydrophone Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Research
      13.4.2. Industry
      13.4.3. Medical
      13.4.4. Military
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Hydrophone Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Spherical Hydrophone
      13.7.2. Miniature Hydrophone
      13.7.3. Standard Measuring Hydrophone
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Hydrophone Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Hydrophone Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Hydrophone Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Hydrophone Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. High Tech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Aquarian Audio Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. RESON Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Cetacean Research Technology Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. DolphinEar Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Ocean Sonics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Onda Corporation Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Precision Acoustics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Ambient Recording Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. B & K Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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