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Oticon Celebrates Winners of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards

November 21, 2019 GMT

SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 21, 2019--

Oticon, Inc. announced the winners of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards, a program dedicated to honoring individuals with hearing loss and the hearing care professionals who open new possibilities for the hearing impaired community. People across the U.S. cast a record-breaking 15,000 votes to determine the first, second and third place winners in four categories—Student, Adult, Practitioner and Advocacy.

The 2019 first place winners in each category are:

In addition, Oticon has recognized Dr. Amanda Mooneyham, M.D. of Redding, California with an Outstanding Achievement Award. The 2001 Oticon Focus on People Student category winner is a former Deaf United States Junior Alpine Racing Champion and served on the United States Deaflympics Team in 2003 and 2007, winning a gold medal in Alpine Skiing. Amanda is now a primary care physician at Shasta Community Health Center, where she delivers expert care to children and adults with the help of hearing aids, lip-reading and an electronic stethoscope with headphones.

“The 2019 Focus on People Award winners are another group of extraordinary individuals whose advocacy and dedication to making a difference for the hearing impaired community has impacted countless lives,” says Nancy Palmere, Director of Consumer Marketing and PR for Oticon. “Through their work and incredible accomplishments, these individuals are tearing down preconceived notions about hearing loss.”

The 2019 Oticon Focus on People second and third place winners include:

First place winners were recognized at the annual Oticon Focus on People Awards ceremony on Nov. 21 at Oticon’s Headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey. First place winners in the Student, Adult and Advocacy categories each receive a cash prize, trophy, donation to a charity of their choice, and a pair of Oticon hearing aids. The first place winner in the Hearing Care Practitioner category receives a cash prize, trophy and donation to the charity of their choice. All second and third place winners receive a cash prize and a Certificate of Recognition from Oticon.

Established in 1997, the national Oticon Focus on People Awards program recognizes individuals who have surmounted hearing loss, or who have helped others do so, and altered their communities for the better. Oticon’s awards program has now honored more than 280 remarkable individuals with hearing loss and hearing care professionals over its 21-year history.

To read the stories of the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards winners, visit www.Oticon.com/FOP.

Official photos of the 2019 Oticon Focus on People Award winners are available here.

About Oticon

Oticon is one of the most innovative hearing device manufacturers with more than 110 years of experience putting the needs of people with hearing loss first. Oticon has spearheaded a number of technological breakthroughs, which have made a significant difference for people with hearing loss. Oticon’s “brain first” audiological focus recognizes that speech understanding and comprehension are cognitive processes that happen in the brain. Oticon’s innovative BrainHearing™ technology is helping to provide better hearing with less effort by giving the brain the clearest, purest sound signals to decode. Oticon designs and manufactures hearing solutions for adults and specialized pediatric instruments. People First is Oticon’s strongest and most valued commitment to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively. For more information visit www.oticon.com.

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