Monthly Archives: October 2013

Contribute: The Oticon Medical Manifesto

This weekend we posed a very important question: “What do you want the Oticon Medical manifesto to say?” The answers we got evoked goosebumps. Before we formalize those incredible answers and turn them into the manifesto, we want to give you an opportunity to participate too.

Here’s more information on what we’re creating.

A manifesto is the beginning of a narrative. And, narratives have great power to engage, deepen understanding and motivate action. Narratives can help to draw connections across stories and link them to a much broader series of events. Narratives also make it clear to readers what they can and need to do in order to achieve a desired world.

This narrative, the Oticon Medical manifesto, is not about Oticon Medical, it’s about you.

Narratives are by definition a long-term, sustaining call to action. They far outlive any individual product or service offering.

We want to you to contribute! Share your statements in the comments section below or on on Facebook or Twitter. Soon you’ll see a complete version of our first ever #OMmanifesto.

October: National Audiology Awareness & Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Audiology Awareness and Protect Your Hearing Month. In honor of a month dedicated to the work that we celebrate every day, we’re collecting tools and resources that you can use this month– and year round– to share awareness for audiology and hearing loss.

  • American Academy of Audiology has great printable bookmarks here. They also have a comprehensive list of fact sheets, PSAs, web tools and more.
  • We’re collecting a board of hearing loss books on Pinterest here. What are you reading?
  • You can visit a collection of the stories of those with bone anchored hearing devices here. Have a story to share? Let us know!
  • One of the greatest benefits of the web is the wonderful communities that have grown online. Here’s a list of support groups, user groups and forums for those interested in or dealing with hearing loss.
  • A community that stands out from the list above is Ear Community. Ear Community Founder Melissa Tumblin shares valuable information daily on the organization’s Facebook Page here.

Levels of Noise

Do you have a suggestion for this list? Please let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook or Twitter. Our goal is for the list to represent a collection from the whole community! #hearingawareness