“Otto Hears Everything” – A day in the life of Otto
New engaging story book in the OtiKids program
Copenhagen, May 2005.
Do you know Otto? Well, if you haven’t met him yet here is
the perfect chance to spend a day with him! In Oticon’s
latest addition to the OtiKids collection, you can follow
the little OtiKids mascot through a typical day filled with
lots of activities and fun. The beautifully illustrated
booklet serves two important purposes – it engages the
children with hearing loss in a story that they can easily
relate to and it serves as an educational piece for those
around the child, providing a lot of interesting information
and increase the general understanding of hearing loss.
The easy-to-read story and fun-to-look-at pictures lead the
reader and listener through a busy day in Otto’s life,
accompanying him all the way from getting up in the morning
to going to sleep at night. A number of typical scenarios
that can easily be recognized by the hearing impaired child
are described: going to the hospital for a check-up of the
hearing aids, being at nursery school and playing with
friends on the playground and having dinner with the family.
Even though Otto does all those things wearing his hearing
aids, kids without hearing aids can also relate to them –
making this booklet a great tool for enhancing the
understanding of hearing loss among their peer group.
“Otto hears everything” has been developed together with
Linda Hutsell-Manning, the author of picture books, plays
and the ongoing Wonder Horn time travel series. The story
booklet was created for children age 2+ and can be read
aloud at home by the family, at school by the teacher or if
the child is old enough, it is surely fun reading it alone.
This new story booklet is another addition to
Oticon’s extensive OtiKids program which aims at increasing
understanding, acceptance, and quality of life through
better hearing. Oticon has a long tradition of supporting
children with hearing difficulties. Its OtiKids program
includes educational, fun and interactive material for
children as well as creative tools for teachers to further
the audiological education of children in an engaging way.
It also offers a wealth of information to parents of
children with hearing loss through its dedicated OtiKids
www.otikids.com. In addition, it provides a
range of useful business tools for paediatric audiologists.
Otto Hears Everything
is available at a shipping and handling price of $5.00. To
order, contact the author through her web site.