St Louis, MO. - January 7, 2010 - Oaktree Products, Inc. a leading multi-line distributor of audiology and hearing aid supplies, accessories and equipment, recently donated an array of hearing assistance technology (HAT) to the Student Academy of Audiology at Illinois State University. The purpose of the donation was for the creation of an assistive listening device (ALD)/HAT resource room at Illinois State University as part of a Community Service Learning Project. Illinois State University Au.D. students from the classes of 2010 and 2011 designed a display case for the products in the clinic’s waiting room. Patients of the university clinic can view the products in the display case and read the descriptions, while student clinicians can provide demonstrations with patients in a multipurpose therapy/rehab room demonstration room designed as a living room.
Quintin Hecht of the IL State Student Academy of Audiology stated, “Oaktree’s donation of HAT for our project has enabled us to conduct demonstrations of technology for patients and to have a more in-depth understanding of all the features and benefits. We’re grateful to Oaktree for their generosity and support.” Bob Kemp, CEO and founder of Oaktree, stated, “At Oaktree, education and training are an important part of what we do. There is no better way to learn about all the technology available to help patients than with hands-on experience. We are very happy to provide that experience for IL state Au.D. students through our donation.”
About Oaktree Products, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Oaktree Products, Inc. is a global multi-line distributor of hearing health care products intended for use in the clinical environment or for resale to patients, currently providing over 3100 items to professionals worldwide. In addition, Oaktree Products serves as a resource to the hearing industry and to hearing health care professionals, providing education, training, and general information in the areas of infection control, assistive listening devices (ALDs), cerumen management, auditory test recording administration, and business development. For more information, visit www.oaktreeproducts.com. Stay current on the latest happenings at Oaktree on Facebook and Twitter!