Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nominate Someone for Oticon's 14th Annual Focus on People Awards

Oticon's 14th annual Focus on People Awards are accepting nominations through July 27th for students, adults, advocates and hearing professionals to receive the award. Oticon is a hearing aid manufacturer with a long line of hearing devices like the Epoqs (my hearing aids), the Agil, and the Dual.

Their award is split up into 4 categories according to their website:
  • Student – for young people with hearing loss, ages 6 - 21 who are full-time students
  • Adults – for people with hearing loss, ages 21 and above
  • Hearing Care Practitioner – for hearing care professionals who are currently in practice
  • Advocacy – for adults with hearing loss, who are actively involved in support efforts for the hard-of-hearing and deaf community (full-time students in advocacy apply for Student category)
The prize for the Student, Adult, and Advocacy categories is $1,000, plus $1,000 donated to the charity of the winner's choice, and a set of Oticon hearing instruments. The Health Care Practitioner prize will get the $1,000 plus $1,000 donation.

To nominate a hearing professional, use this form.
To nominate an individual, use this form.

According to Oticon's website the judges are looking for:
  • Nominees with any degree of hearing loss from mild to moderate to more severe. 
  • Achievements and contributions in any of a broad range of community, civic and social areas.
  • Ability to challenge outdated stereotypes of what it means to have a hearing loss.
Thanks to live. love. hear. for posting about this contest! I think I already have a few entries in mind!


  1. Megan, thank you very much for reminding me! My friend Cindy Dyer was a winner in 2008.

  2. Dan, very cool! What category did Cindy win in?

  3. Awesome blog and thanks for the information. I've got afew people in mind that I don't mind nominating!


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