Somerset, NJ – Oticon Inc and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) are teaming up to present Audiology’s Got Talent, an industry talent show of the hearing health community, to be held during the 2012 AAA show in Boston.

Audiologists and audiology students who sing, dance, juggle, or possess any of an array of entertaining skills are encouraged to participate in the fun competition. Aside from the acclaim from audiology peers, the individual or group selected as the winner will receive a $1,000 donation, provided by Oticon, which can be used for a charitable cause of the winner’s choice.

“We know there is no limit to the skill and expertise that hearing care professionals in private and public practice demonstrate on a daily basis,” said Oticon president Peer Lauritsen in the press statement. “Our hope is that this good-natured competition will encourage audiologists to share their other unique talents and, at the same time, potentially benefit a non-profit cause that is close to their hearts.”

“The Audiology’s Got Talent competition is a wonderfully innovative way for talented audiologists and audiology students to contribute to the excitement and spirit that surround AudiologyNOW!,” adds Dick Danielson, Chair of the AAA Foundation. “It’s also a unique opportunity to make a positive difference for a worthy cause like the Empowering People Scholarships, or for other non-profit or university programs.”

The competition is open to all varieties of talents. Any members in good standing of the American Academy of Audiology or the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) may enter the competition as an individual or as a group. Groups must include at least one AAA or SAA member.

Five top contenders will be selected to perform on Thursday, March 29 before a VIP judging panel at Oticon’s Rock NOW Benefit Event in Boston.

More details about this event and entry forms are available at Deadline for entries is March 1, 2012.

SOURCE: Oticon