Archive: July, 2012

Have you voted for your audiologist?

Time is running out for you to nominate your hearing professional for this year’s Audiologist of the Year award. Reward and recognise your audiologist by telling us just what makes them so special. We don’t just want to know they are good. We want to know why they are the best.

By voting, you don’t just give your hearing professional the chance to win, you will also be in the running to pick up a prize. The winning nominee receives a £250 cash prize and electrical goods to the value of £200. You also get to share in the success, kudos and recognition of the winner.

Last year we received many heart-warming and inspirational tales so make sure you tell us how your audiologist excels. Whatever your personal story, we want to hear how your hearing care professional has excelled in their duties, taken great care to look after your hearing, and provided their patients with an outstanding service.

Now in its fifth year and independently judged, the Audiologist of the Year award has become known across Europe for recognising top audiologists for the outstanding service they provide patients. It seeks to hand pick the best in the hearing profession who have gone that extra mile in their field. The selected audiologist will win the coveted Audiologist of the Year title and will be in with the chance of becoming European Audiologist of the Year, which sees top audiologists across France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and Sweden compete for the overall winning title.

The official closing date for nominations is July 13 and submissions can be made via post or online –

Oticon Intiga Named Finalist in Danish Design Award 2012


Oticon Intiga, the hearing device designed to appeal to first-time users, has earned top marks for its appeal to another discerning grou

p of individuals – the jury of the Danish Design Award 2012. The prestigious design award honours companies that have created innovative products and solutions of a high aesthetic and functional quality.  Intiga is one of four finalists in the Industrial Design Category, joining Bang & Olufsen, Nordisk Company A/S and internationally acclaimed eyeglass manufacturer Lindberg.

“We are pleased and honoured that Intiga has been recognized by the Danish Design Awards,” said Ben Colman, Sales & Marketing Director of Oticon Ltd. “In designing Intiga, and all Oticon hearing solutions, our focus is always on how we can best meet the needs and preferences of people with hearing loss first. We designed Intiga to address first-time users’ desire for discreetness, natural sound quality and rapid acclimatisation. An international study* by respected universities in the USA and Germany has already shown us that Intiga meets new users’ expectations, delivering immediate acceptance and immediate benefits.”

The Danish
The winners of the Danish Design Award 2012 will be announced in September 2012 at the Danish Design Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Design Award is presented to companies that have created innovative products characterized by aesthetics, innovation, user-friendliness, responsibility and durability. Award judges praised Intiga’s combination of advanced technology and “functional and elegant design.” Judges also noted that the tiny hearing instrument’s cutting-edge design demonstrated “a good understanding of users’ needs.”

For more information about Oticon Intiga, visit