Rayovac Audiologist Of The Year 2013

CALLING OUR HEARING HEROES

Rayovac UK Audiologist Of The YearThe search has begun for the 2013 UK Audiologist of the Year with patients being encouraged to nominate hearing professionals who have provided exceptional levels of support and service.

The world’s no.1 selling hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac, has teamed up with Audio Infos magazine to find the 2013 Audiologist of the Year. The competition is in its sixth year and offers patients the opportunity to say thank you to their hearing care professionals

The competition encourages hearing patients in the UK to vote for their audiology professionals who they believe have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing hearing care services. The UK winner this year will once again go forward to the European competition where they will face champions from across Europe.

The winner will follow in the footsteps of the UK winner, Stephen Douglas, from Inverness. Stephen was later crowned European champion ahead of individual winners from France, Germany, Spain and Sweden. In 2013 the competition is also being extended to Ireland and the Netherlands.

Rayovac Marketing Director Paula Brinson-Pyke said: “It is a pleasure for Rayovac to be launching the 2013 Audiologist of the Year award for the sixth year running. 

“We are looking forward to receiving each of the many entries and reading people’s inspiring stories.

“Over the past six years many people have shared their stories and experiences with us and, as in previous years, no doubt the judges will find it extremely hard to choose a winner.”

The winning audiologist will win the prestigious title of Audiologist of the Year and receive a cash prize – but they won’t be the only winner. By casting a vote, the nominating patient can also receive a cash prize and electrical goods if their audiologist wins. The Audiologist of the Year award, which was first held in 2008, has grown to become the leading industry award for hearing professionals and is judged by a panel of independent industry experts 

All nominations are judged anonymously with the judges particularly looking for audiologists that demonstrate:

  • Outstanding commitment to the patient

  • Support for the patient and the family

  • Making a difference in the patient’s life

  • Knowledge about new technologies

  • Working closely with other specialists, providing a team approach

Entries can be made online – or via post – and votes can be cast until 12th July. Further information is available at the competition website www.audiologistoftheyear.co.uk

The overall winner of the competition will again be presented with their award and prize at the annual EUHA Congress in October. Each of the national champions also receives an award as does the nominating patient. All nominations have to be made by patients but audiologists can ensure their patients are aware of the competition by downloading promotional materials from the Rayovac website.

For more information about the competition visit www.audiologistoftheyear.co.uk or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HearingwithRayovac

About Geoffrey Cooling

my name is Geoffrey Cooling and I am the author here at Just Audiology Stuff. I have been involved in the Hearing Healthcare Profession for several years now. I initially worked as a Hearing Healthcare Professional for a large national retailer in Ireland. After several years in Practice I was approached to work for a manufacturer, where I was employed for five years. I am now the Co Founder of a business called Audiology Engine. We design websites, undertake content marketing and generally look after everything digital for audiological practices. I am also a contributor to many hearing profession periodicals and websites. I have written two commercially available books, The Little Book of Hearing Aids which is written for hearing aid consumers and Audiology Marketing in a Digital World which is written for Audiology Practice Owners. They are both available in Paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon. I also write for consumers on the website Hearing Aid Know, which is a website with the mission of demystifying hearing aids, their types and their technology. I have a great interest in commercial strategy as it applies to Healthcare in general and specifically to Hearing Healthcare. I also have a great interest in the psychology of sales and human interaction. I have been involved with social media for some time, both personally and professionally. I find the engagement and discourse on some social media channels fascinating. I instituted social media strategy for the company I worked for as an experiment. That experiment soon spread throughout the company and I am proud to say that the company is probably one of the most active in the industry. I would like to point out that all views, opinions and thoughts here are mine own. Unless of course they have been planted by the pod people, you just can’t take your eyes off the pod people. Those views do not necessarily reflect upon any views or opinions held by my employer, if I ever get another one. I think that our industry is in the middle of a time of huge change, I think that the change will be forced by both internal and external pressure. I think that private Independent Healthcare Practices will have to be smart and lithe of feet in order to meet these changes. I hope that some of my blatherings are of benefit to those Practices, Independent Hearing Healthcare Practices need to survive. I believe that if that occurs it will be of real benefit to Patients. I hope that I, and my writings will play a small part in their continued success.

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