At the 2018 American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Conference, Oticon President Gary Rosenblum presented Georgine Ray, AuD, secretary/treasurer of the American Academy of Audiology Board of Trustees, with a $25,000 donation to the AAA Foundation’s Empowering Students Scholarship Fund, Oticon announced. This is the seventh year that Oticon, Inc has provided funding that will enable the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to award scholarships to graduate students earning AuD or PhD degrees in audiology who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists. The donation will enable the AAA Foundation to award five $5,000 academic scholarships to deserving students.
“Oticon is proud to once again partner with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to support the education of graduate students in audiology,” said Rosenblum. “By supporting the educational endeavors of students today, we aim to ensure a future of skilled and caring hearing care professionals who share our commitment to putting the needs of people with hearing loss first.”
“Oticon’s generous gift will help lighten the financial burden for deserving students and will help ensure the vitality of the profession of audiology,” said Ray. “We thank all our colleagues at Oticon, Inc for their ongoing support of the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts.”
The American Academy of Audiology Foundation raises funds and supports programs of excellence in education, promising research and public awareness in audiology and hearing science.The Foundation offers targeted opportunities to students across the country through scholarships and grants. The programs are designed to help students maximize their learning experiences through leadership, educational, and humanitarian opportunities