Oticon Inc, Somerset, NJ, donated a pair of hearing instruments to Maranda Hayes to replace the hearing devices the high school student lost when her home was destroyed following the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Tex.

Oticon donated a pair of hearing instruments to 16-year-old Maranda Hayes to replace the hearing devices that were lost when the teens home was destroyed following the plant explosion in West, Texas hometown.  Oticon donated the Agil Pro hearing instruments as part of the companys response to the disaster which devastated the small northern central Texas community. Oticon also donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support victims of the blast. Pictured (l-r) are: Carrie Caviness, AuD, professor of Audiology at Baylor University, Nickole Hayes and daughter Maranda, and Oticon Account Manager Denise McLeod, AuD.

Oticon donated a pair of hearing instruments to 16-year-old Maranda Hayes to replace the hearing devices that were lost when the teen’s home was destroyed following the plant explosion in West, Texas hometown. Oticon donated the Agil Pro hearing instruments as part of the company’s response to the disaster which devastated the small northern central Texas community. Oticon also donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support victims of the blast. Pictured (l-r) are: Carrie Caviness, AuD, professor of Audiology at Baylor University, Nickole Hayes and daughter Maranda, and Oticon Account Manager Denise McLeod, AuD.

Carrie Caviness, AuD, professor of Audiology at Baylor University, fitted 16-year-old Maranda with a pair of Agil Pro miniRites at the Baylor University Audiology Clinic. Maranda also received an Oticon Streamer Pro, ConnectLine TV Adaptor and Microphone. Marada and her mother, Nickole Hayes, were overwhelmed that the hearing device manufacturer would provide such a generous and much-needed gift.

“Please thank everyone at Oticon for providing my daughter with this incredible gift.  We are so very grateful,” said Nickole. The Hayes family lost their home in the 2013 blast that devastated their hometown in northern central Texas.  Oticon launched a two-tier response to the disaster with a $10,000 to the American Red Cross and support for Oticon hearing care partners to provide hearing care and hearing instruments to people directly impacted by the disaster.

Source: Oticon Inc

Article source: http://www.hearingreview.com/2014/03/oticon-donates-hearing-aids-west-texas-blast-victim/