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)
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- Ability to challenge outdated stereotypes of what it means to have a hearing loss.