April 04 at 09:31
Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community in the UK and Ireland, are invited to nominate their audiologist as the search to find the 2014 Rayovac Audiologist of the Year (AOTY) gets underway.
With a top prize of £250 cash and £200 worth of electrical goods up for grabs for the winning nominee as well as a special prize for the winning audiologist, the competition offers patients the chance to share their stories about the exceptional levels of support and service they receive from their audiologist.
Audiologist of the Year is now in its’ seventh year and celebrates hearing professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, in order to provide their patients with a level of care which exceeds their expectations. It is a great way for patients to give back to their audiologist, and say thank you for their hard work and dedication, as well an opportunity to win a prize themselves.
The winning audiologists of both the UK and Irish stages of the competition go on to compete with top audiologists from France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and – for the first year, Switzerland and Denmark – to battle it out for the title of European Audiologist of the Year.
Last year, the competition received a high volume of heart-warming entries and personal stories showcasing some great examples of the care and dedication of Europe’s hearing professionals. Jaspreet Bahra, from Harley Street Hearing in London was awarded the UK and European crown after her patient, Warren Stapely, submitted a heartfelt nomination which wowed judges.
Paula Brinson-Pyke, Marketing Director at Rayovac, said, “We are thrilled to be opening up entries to the Audiologist of the Year competition for the seventh year running. Each year the calibre of entries just gets better and better, and we thoroughly enjoy reading everyone’s nominations.
“The number of entries and the remarkable stories behind each one, are testament to the passionate, enthusiastic practitioners helping people with hearing loss across Europe, and we’re proud to be able to help showcase and reward such talent.
The Audiologist of the Year competition, which began in 2008, is the leading industry award for hearing professionals and is judged by a panel of independent industry experts. All nominations are scored anonymously, with judges looking for audiologists which demonstrate:
- Outstanding commitment to the patient
- Support for the patient and family
- Making a difference to the patient’s life
- Knowledge about new technologies
- Working closely with other specialists, providing a team approach
- Working within the community/industry to raise awareness of hearing matters
Entries can be submitted online at www.audiologistoftheyear.eu or via post to Audiologist of the Year 2014, Spectrum Brands (UK) Ltd, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 3HW. Entries close on Friday 11 July 2014.
For more information about the competition, visit www.audiologistoftheyear.eu.
Photo caption: Jaspreet Bahra pictured with patient Warren Stapley