Each year, we ask our community members to bring their passion and ideas to the table for an in-person weekend of inspiration, connection and fun. This year, we got together to discuss and create an action plan around how we can collectively take our efforts to the next level.
Ponto users applied to attend the Advocate Leadership Workshop back in July, and for the weekend of September 18-20 we got together at the Oticon Medical U.S. headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey.
During the workshop, advocates had the opportunity to get more information on the most powerful bone anchored hearing technology and talk about addressing the challenges of bone conductive amplification with Tove Rosenbom, Oticon Medical’s senior director of clinical research and training, who came to the meeting all the way from Denmark.
It’s that time! We’re excited to open up applications for Oticon Medical’s 2015 Advocate Leadership Workshop. Starting today, you can apply or nominate a Ponto user you know to attend the workshop that will take place September 18-20, 2015 in Somerset, New Jersey at the Oticon Medical U.S. headquarters.
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other Ponto users, share their stories and provide real-time feedback to help influence the future of the hearing industry. Selected applicants will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New Jersey for the workshop.
Please note that this workshop is specific to Ponto users currently living in the United States. Applications must be received before Friday, July 3 at 5:00pm EST to be considered.
Here are just a few of the amazing memories we have from past workshops.
Last weekend was one of our favorites of the year. We gathered over 20 patient families from all around the United States at our U.S. headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey. While we spent plenty of time talking, laughing, sharing stories and tears, we came together to work—to work on building a better future for those who have yet to begin their journeys in getting Bone Anchored Hearing Systems.
On Saturday, we came together for a full day of design thinking workshops that asked two key questions:
How can we make the road easier for those who are starting their journey?
What’s are next things we’ll do as advocates, if the sky’s the limit?
Because sound matters… you can help us help others!
By working closely with advocates like you, we’ve come to realize that our most important work gets done when we spent time with you – hearing your story and getting to know your wants and needs for you or your child’s device.
In order to take a deeper dive into your experiences, we’re hosting a small group session completely dedicated to feedback.
The group that comes together for this two-day workshop will help drive advances in healthy hearing, help us shape our research and development and take part in crafting and launching new community initiatives that get more people informed. You’ll also have the opportunity to get inside information on where the industry is headed.
If you are interested, we ask that you fill out this short questionnaire and apply for the all-expenses paid trip to our U.S. Headquarters office in Somerset, New Jersey.