Online voting for this year’s Oticon Focus on People Awards is now open at

The website features the 12 finalists who represent the “best of the best” from this year’s nominations in each of four categories—Student, Adult, Advocacy, and Practitioner. Website visitors are invited to cast their vote for the finalists who most inspire them.

Tabulations on the total number of votes received by each finalist will help to determine who will be the first, second, and third place winners in each category.

The Oticon Focus on People Awards is a national awards program that honors hearing impaired students, adults, and advocacy volunteers who have demonstrated through their accomplishments that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to make a difference in their families, communities, and the world. By spotlighting people with hearing loss and their contributions, Oticon’s goal is to change outdated stereotypes that discourage people from seeking professional help for their hearing loss.

Nancy Palmere, senior marketing manager, who heads the awards program, said in a press statement, “We encourage everyone to alert staff, clients, family, and anyone they think will enjoy reading about the accomplishments of some remarkable people who show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to achieve, contribute, and inspire!”

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Saleem Assaf, MBA, HIS Tabitha Buck, AuD Tina Childress, AuD, ED
Above are the three finalists in the Practitioner category of Oticon’s Focus on People Award.


Voting is open now through March 31 at Winners will be announced in April.

SOURCE: Oticon