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2020 Focus on
People Awards




Changing attitudes, opening doors

The Oticon Focus on People Awards recognize outstanding people who are helping to show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to make a positive difference in their families, communities or the world.

Life-changing technology opens a world of possibilities for people with hearing loss. The Oticon Focus on People Awards honor the remarkable individuals who have turned those possibilities into realities to make the world a better place for all of us.

This one-of-a-kind national awards competition has honored nearly 300 outstanding people with hearing loss from across the US. Today, the program continues to celebrate students, adults, advocates and hearing care professionals who show that hearing loss does not limit a persons ability to achieve, contribute and excel.

Winners in each of the four categories receive prizes and national recognition that creates awareness, changes attitudes and opens doors of opportunity for all people with hearing loss.

 

 

Do you know a person with hearing loss or a hearing care professional who goes "above and beyond" to change outdated stereotypes of what it means to have a hearing loss?

Nominate them for the 2020 Oticon Focus on People Awards!

 

Awards in four categories  

Three winners in each category

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    Student

    For full-time students with hearing loss, ages 6 - 25

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    Advocacy

    For adults with hearing loss, who are actively involved in support efforts for the hard-of-hearing and deaf community*
    *full-time students up to age 25 apply for Student category

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    Adult

    For people with hearing loss, ages 21 and above*
    *full-time students up to age 25 apply for Student category

     

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    Hearing Care Practitioner

    For hearing care professionals who are currently in practice. Open to all practitioners with and without hearing loss.

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Prizes

Winners in each of the four categories will receive prizes and national recognition that creates awareness and helps to open doors of opportunity for all people with hearing loss.

1st place winners  in Student, Adult and Advocacy
Receive $1,000 cash prize, $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice and a pair of Oticon hearing aids with BrainHearing™ technology

1st place winner in Hearing Care Practitioner
Receive $1,000 cash prize and $1,000 to a charity of their choice

2nd place winners
Receive $500 cash prize

3rd place winners
Receive $250 cash prize


All nominees receive a Certificate of Recognition

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