Entries open for Europe's AOTY 2019 contest


AOTY 2019

A leading industry competition will be opening for entries on Monday 28th January and the public across Europe will be able to nominate candidates for the title of ‘Audiologist of the Year 2019’.

Patients are invited to nominate their hearing practitioner and describe the difference they have made to their lives. These stories highlight and celebrate top audiologists in both public and private sector settings who go above and beyond to provide exceptional, often life-changing care for their patients.

The annual competition, now in its twelfth year, is organised by Rayovac, a leading hearing aid battery manufacturer, in partnership with Audio Infos, a leading international hearing publication for the audiology industry, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) and the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH).

Paula Brinson-Pyke, Marketing Director at Rayovac said: “The competition has grown considerably over the past 11 years. To date, in addition to the 11 overall European winners, more than 270 audiologists across Europe, including 70 country winners have been recognised for their exceptional work, by their patients and the hearing industry.

“Each year we receive a high volume of entries showcasing the myriad of ways that audiologists are going well beyond what would be expected in their delivery of service, support and care to their patients. The result is a huge impact on people’s lives. The competition is a great way for patients to be able to say ‘thank you’ to these dedicated and passionate professionals.”

Individual country winners, chosen by an independent panel of industry professionals will be announced in September this year. These will then compete for the coveted title of Audiologist of the Year which will be awarded to the top candidate at the prestigious ‘Evening of Excellence’ in October at the EUHA in Nuremberg, Germany.

General Secretary of EHIMA, Dr Stefan Zimmer, said: “We’re proud and excited to be supporting the Audiologist of the Year again in 2019. The competition is an opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent and dedication that exists on an individual country level, as well as Europe-wide amongst audiology professionals. The stories received from patients are always very inspiring and we are sure this year will yield another bumper crop!”

The competition will close on 1st July 2019 and is open to entries from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

For further information about the competition and to sign up to our newsletter, please visit http://www.audiologistoftheyear.eu or follow the competition on the Facebook @AudiologistoftheYear or Twitter @AOTY_EU.

Source and photo: Rayovac