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Hear for the Holidays Essay Contest


Imagine living life without your sense of hearing– unable to enjoy the sounds of nature, music or a comfortable chat with friends and family. For millions of Ameri-cans, life with hearing loss is a sad reality.

The good news is , Oticon Inc. and David M. Illich, Au.D., Chief Audiologist of Palomar Hospital (Voted San Diego’s Best Audiolo-gist in the UT 2013’s Reader Poll), are teaming up to give the gift of hearing this Holiday season.

The Ninth Annual Hear for the Holidays Essay Contest will reward one deserving hearing-impaired individual with a new pair of Oticon digital hearing aids and a lifetime of free office visits with Dr. David Illich.

To enter, submit an essay of 300 words or less describing how you or someone you care about deserves new hearing aids (must be 18 years or older to enter). The winning essay will be selected based on the follow-ing criteria:

  • Financial Need
  • Degree of Hearing loss (to be determined by David Illich, Au.D.)

Essays will be accepted from October 21, 2013 through November 22, 2013. The winner will be announced on Monday, Decemnter 9, 2013.

Email essays to: hear4theholidays@hotmail.com or mail to: Professional Hearing Associates, Inc., 1045 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information, call (760) 489-6901.

Download the Hear for the Holidays flyer.

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