Oticon Hearing Devices
Oticon is a hearing aid manufacturer with a global presence that prides itself on focusing on its customers. The group makes hearing solutions for adults and children, as well as bone-anchored devices. They have sales office in 22 countries, have 80 distributors, serve people in more than 100 countries and employ 3,000 people around the world. Oticon has an intense focus on research and development and has won more than 20 awards since 1991.
Oticon uses "People First" as their guiding principle. It resonates in their product design, research processes and customer service, as a strive to make technologies that put people at the center. To this end, Oticon is different from other very large, successful companies because, rather than putting the fate of the company into the hands of a board of directors who are strictly focused on the bottom line, Oticon is headed by the Oticon Foundation, which has more compassionate aims. The Oticon Foundation is guided by two interconnected mandates: to improve the lives of people with hearing loss and to grow the company.