This summer, Oticon Hearing Foundation Ambassador Braden Baker and the Oticon Hearing Foundation worked to change the lives of a group of Fort Worth students with hearing loss. A donation of Oticon hearing aids allowed a team of audiologists to provide 13 in-need grade school and high school students of the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) with their own personal hearing aids. Previously, the students relied upon loaner hearing aids, available only for use in school.
“Since a large part of learning occurs at home, in addition to at school, these children need access to speech and language in both environments,” said FWISD Audiologist Aubrey Ploof, AuD. “The hearing aids donated by the Oticon Hearing Foundation allow us to provide students with their very own state-of-the-art hearing aids at no cost to the families. This will encourage that each student’s maximum potential is reached.”
Twelve-year-old Braden first alerted the Oticon Hearing Foundation to the students’ needs and worked with the Foundation to secure the partnership with the (FWISD) audiology team. Check out his latest video below sharing his experience, and stay tuned for more updates!