Oticon, Inc. Empowers Audiology Students with $25,000 Grant to Fund American Academy of Audiology Scholarships

Somerset, NJ
1 May 2016

At AudiologyNOW! 2016, Oticon President Peer Lauritsen presented a $25,000 donation to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s (AAAF) Empowering People scholarship fund to Therese Walden, AuD, Chair, Foundation Board of Trustees. This is the fifth year that Oticon, Inc. has provided funding that will enable AAAF to award five $5000 scholarships to graduate students earning AuD or PhD degrees in audiology who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists.

“Our aim is to provide the support needed today to ensure a future of skilled and caring hearing care professionals who share Oticon’s commitment to put the needs of people with hearing loss first,” said Lauritsen. “We are proud to again partner with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation to empower people who are the future of the profession.”

“The Foundation cannot be more pleased and thrilled to be partnering with Oticon, Inc. again this year in support of the Empowering People Scholarship,” said Walden. “This scholarship program recognizes students who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists as evidenced by their work throughout their academic career and the support of their preceptors and educators.  The generous financial support through Oticon, Inc. allows the AAA Foundation to recognize the brightest, young professionals early in their career.  This is a wonderful alliance and we are grateful for the continued support!”

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Oticon President Peer Lauritsen presented a $25,000 donation to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s (AAAF) Empowering People scholarship to AAAF Board Members (L-R) Kristiina Huckabay, Alison Grimes, AAAF Chair Therese Walden, Georgine Ray, Eileen Rall, Oticon President Peer Lauritsen, Kim Barry, and AAAF Development Chair Brenna Carroll.