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Oticon’s 2013  Focus on People Award Winners
Oticon Hearing Aids’ Focus on People Awards have been announced. More than 10,000 votes were cast to determine first, second and third place winners in the Adult, Student, Practitioner, and Advocacy categories. Take a moment to read about the ways these inspiring individuals prove that a hearing loss does not have to limit a persons ability to make meaningful contributions.
Josenph Molinari from Nashua, NH, is a police sergeant who has experienced a sudden and dramatic change in his hearing in both ears. After getting hearing aids, he was immediately aware of the improvement in his hearing. The hearing aids have him greater confidence on the job. He is a resource for people who are aware of their hearing loss, but unwilling to take action.
Kristin Lee Inman is a high school senior with a 4.0 GPA and a part-time job. She also serves as a youth board member for the local United Way. In addition to that, she plays six musical instruments. She does not allow her hearing loss to limit her ability to expand herself or to make great contributions to her community.
Tina Childress, MA, CCC-A, is an educational audiologist who has an acquired hearing loss. She guides and mentors children, teens, and adults with hearing problems. She shares information, encourages others, and creates understanding and tolerance of hearing loss. She has a blog, Getting from There to Hear, (http://tinachildress.wordpress.com/) providing information to links related to hearing loss. She encourages people to see their a hearing loss as a journey.
David Meyers, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and author of A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss. He is also the creator of www.hearingloop.org. He has a contagious passion and optimism toward hearing loops and how they can change the way assistive listening can be improved to better support persons with hearing loss.
Lakewood Hearing & Speech Center congratulates these persons who are making a positive difference in the lives of many people.
To read more about these inspiring people, go to http://us.oticon.info/sage_us_lz/lz.aspx?p1=0504903S9831&p=0.
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