Voting is now open for the 2019 Oticon Focus on People Awards at www.Oticon.com/FOP, the company announced. Website visitors are invited to cast their vote for 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. This year, the Oticon Focus on People Awards celebrates 21 years of honoring students, adults, and advocacy volunteers with any degree of hearing loss whose accomplishments show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to make a positive difference in their communities or the world.
“Through the voting process, we aim to reach as many people as possible with the inspiring stories of the program’s finalists and by doing so, to help change outdated stereotypes that discourage people from seeking professional help for their hearing loss,” said Nancy Palmere, director of consumer marketing and public relations. “Every vote is a public affirmation that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to achieve, contribute, and inspire. Our finalists show that people with hearing loss can be role models not just for others with hearing loss, but for all of us!”
The voting website features the remarkable stories of each of the 12 finalists. The finalists range from students who have accomplished much in a very few years to adults who use their unique talents to open worlds of possibilities for others with hearing loss. There are passionate advocates who have logged hundreds of hours on behalf of hearing causes and dedicated practitioners whose caring and commitment consistently go above and beyond.
To vote and to learn more about the Oticon Focus on People Awards, visit: www.Oticon.com/FOP. Voting is open through September 26, 2019. Winners will be announced in November.