During the weekend of August 27th, 2011, Oticon invited my family to attend their 1st Patient Advocacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois. During this conference, my family and I learned more about the Ponto series sound processors and bone conduction technology. We were also given the opportunity to meet with 10 other families who all wear sound processors due to experiencing mixed hearing loss, sensorinerual hearing loss, or conductive hearing loss. The impact of everyone’s stories was very emotional and rewarding at the same time. We learned how each one of us is affected by a hearing loss. One very special highlight for my family personally was to have met Justin who also has Microtia and Atresia and he had never met anyone before with M/A. It was so nice to have him hold our Ally and to meet her so he could realize he is not alone with M/A. Thank you Oticon Medical for thinking of my family and for embracing the Microtia and Atresia Support Group. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your 1st Patient Advocacy Conference in 2011.
Below are some photos from the conference: