School-wide game of Simon Says is a win-win for students with hearing loss and the Oticon Hearing Foundation

Last December, 11-year-old Jack Hill came to his mom Sarah to discuss a topic that many children with hearing loss can struggle with. “He was feeling a bit insecure about being the only person in his school who wears hearing aids. He was feeling really sad about it and wondering why he was different,” she explains. Jack, who wears Oticon Opn™ hearing aids, was diagnosed at 6 weeks old with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and attended an infant and toddler and a K-5 program where most Read More »

Oticon President Gary Rosenblum shares his experience as a volunteer for OtiCongress Alaska humanitarian mission

Oticon’s week-long event, OtiCongress 2018, combined professional development and humanitarian efforts, bringing more than 100 independent hearing care professionals who work with Oticon’s products to rural communities in southwest Alaska. Oticon partnered with Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), a Tribal Organization that administers a comprehensive healthcare delivery system for 58 rural communities, to provide hearing tests to more than 200 patients and fit more than 150 hearing aids Read More »

Volunteer audiologists bring the gift of hearing to Alaska with OtiCongress 2018, part 2

Last month, more than 100 U.S. hearing care professionals participated in a week-long event called OtiCongress 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. The conference allowed hearing care professionals to combine professional development, with the opportunity to put their professional expertise to work to benefit Native Alaskan children and adults. One such audiologist who participated in this years OtiCongress 2018 was Dr. Patrice Rifkind of Santa Clarita, California who has been an audiologist for 23 years. Read More »