MADISON, Wis., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Five of the
nation’s top hearing professionals were honored today by Rayovac
for their unparalleled commitment to their patients and hearing
Dr. Indira Alvarez of Tampa, Fla. was named the 2010 National
Hearing Professional of the Year. Alvarez, a well-respected
audiologist, was one of five regional finalists. Other
regional winners include:
Earl Gentile, Fairview Park, Ohio Dr. Gail Brenner, Bala Cynwdy,
Pa. C. Scot Frink, Salem, Ore. Jeff Grama, Hollywood, Calif.
The National Hearing Professional of the Year award honors and
recognizes hearing professionals for their exceptional service and
commitment to the profession. The patient-nominated award,
which drew thousands of entries in this its inaugural year,
spotlights the difference hearing professionals make in the lives
of their patients. The competition encourages audiology
patients to share their experiences and tell how their hearing
professional goes above and beyond the call of duty. The
award is judged by an independent panel of industry experts.
The recipients each received glowing patient nominations which
clearly demonstrated the winners’ passion for the profession and
their focus on delivering outstanding care.In honor of the award,
Rayovac is donating $500 in each winner’s name to the charity of
their choice. As the national winner, an additional $1,000
will be donated in Dr. Alvarez’s name. The benefiting
charities include Hugs for Kids, West Lake Village, the American
Tinnitus Association, Healing the Children and the Hearing Loss
Association of Los Angeles.
“We’re proud to honor and recognize these professionals who
truly represent the best of the best in hearing health,” said Ann
Rule, Senior Brand Manager for Rayovac Hearing Aid Batteries.
“The Hearing Professional of the Year award shines a s