The Oticon Focus on People Awards recognizes outstanding people with hearing loss 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.
Since 1997, this national awards competition has honored more than 235 outstanding people with hearing loss.
Winners in each of the four categories receive prizes and national recognition that help create awareness and change attitudes that can open doors of opportunity for all people with hearing loss.
Who is Eligible?
Adult, Student and Advocacy Categories
The Oticon Focus on People Awards are open to people with any degree of hearing loss from mild to severe.
There is no “typical” winner. Past winners have included teachers, business people, dancers, graphic artists, social workers, high achieving students and dedicated volunteers.
Our goal is to recognize people with hearing loss who prove that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to live a full, productive and even, inspiring life.
Hearing Care Practitioner Category
Hearing care professionals play an essential role in enabling people with hearing loss to achieve their full potential. Many go “above and beyond” to also change the world for people with hearing loss through their humanitarian and public education efforts.
This category is open to all currently practicing hearing care professionals, with and without a hearing loss.