Vote for Samantha and Sarah in the Oticon 2011 Focus On People Awards


The Oticon Focus on People Awards recognize outstanding individuals with hearing loss who show that hearing loss does not limit a person’s ability to succeed, contribute and inspire.

Not that I am biased or anything but I have voted for Samantha in the Student section and Sarah in the Advocacy section.

I wrote about Samantha’s book a little while ago, it’s an amazing piece of work that inspires as well as teaches. I’ve been reading Sarah’s SpeakUpLibrarian blog for years now, it’s an informative account of the struggles with hearing loss and – hope Sarah doesn’t mind me saying this – I think it has helped Sarah cope with her own hearing loss. Sarah doesn’t just blog, she is also the Social Chair of the Association of Late Deafened Adults Chicago.

Both are doing great work to educate and raise awareness of hearing issues – give them your vote!