On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, devastating the island and its 3.4 million residents. Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to strike the island in over 80 years, arrived two weeks after Hurricane Irma passed just north of the island and left 1 million people without power. The storms have left thousands without homes and destroyed entire communities. Among those affected were many adults and children with hearing loss. Working through dedicated Oticon teams on the ground Read More »
In January of 2018, Entheos Audiology Cooperative traveled to Mozambique, Africa to provide hearing care for those in need. The Oticon Hearing Foundation donated hearing instruments for the humanitarian mission. One recipient, Paolo, who suffers from a moderate to profound hearing loss and was lagging behind in school, received two Oticon Sensei hearing aids, which his mother notes will make a difference in his life.
"He never had the opportunity to go to a clinic to see a doctor. We didn't have Read More »
Braden Baker, an 11-year-old boy from Fort Worth, Texas, set out on a mission to help the hearing loss community a little over 6 months ago. Wearing hearing aids himself since he was 3 months old, he hoped that through a GoFundMe campaign, he could raise funds to donate to the Oticon Hearing Foundation to help those with hearing loss receive hearing aids.
What began as a simple campaign, has turned into a hearing loss movement. Braden who set out to donate $1,000 with his campaign has raised $70,000 Read More »