2023 Focus on
People Awards



Thank you for your nominations!

Stay tuned—voting for our finalists will open in November!




Awards in four categories  

Three winners in each category

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    Student Standouts
    For children and young adults with hearing loss, ages 6–⁠25, who are proving that nothing, especially hearing loss, can stand in their way.

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    Adult Trailblazers
    For people 18 and older with hearing loss who refuse to let it define what is possible.

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    Hearing Loss Champions
    For adults 25 and older, with or without hearing loss, who parent, educate, serve or support people with hearing loss and the hearing loss community.

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    Heroic Hearing Care Professionals
    For hearing care practitioners, with or without hearing loss, who go “above and beyond” to open doors of opportunity and provide exceptional care to people with hearing loss.



Winners in each of four categories will receive national recognition and prizes that include cash awards, donations to favorite charities, and Oticon hearing aids with BrainHearing™ technology.

1st place winners in the Student, Adult and Champion categories
First place winners receive a $2,500 cash prize and a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. First place winners with hearing loss in the Student, Adult and Hearing Loss Champion categories also receive a pair of Oticon hearing aids with BrainHearing™ technology*

1st place winner in the Hearing Care Practitioner category
Receive $2,500 cash prize and $1,000 to a charity of their choice

2nd place winners
Receive a $500 cash prize

3rd place winners
Receive a $250 cash prize

All nominees receive a Certificate of Recognition

*Rules & Regulations

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