At a special salute on June 25, Oticon announced that its employees recognized Henning Falster, one of the first US employees of Oticon, Inc, for 45 years of dedication and service. As Director, Meeting & Events, Falster is said to have led, designed, and managed knowledge-sharing events across the US and in more than a dozen countries involving tens of thousands of practitioners, audiology students, and educators. His focus on strategic development and execution of professional conferences and events that emphasize educational content and quality has earned Oticon numerous industry awards.
“Henning’s first assignment for Oticon, Inc spanned a large portion of the US, calling on hearing care professionals and educating them on the latest product offerings from Oticon,” said Oticon President Gary Rosenblum. “His goal then, as it is today, is to support the success of hearing care professionals and their patients. His commitment to creating events that encourage professional engagement and support our valued hearing care partners in delivering quality hearing healthcare, has been invaluable.”
Falster joined Oticon in 1974 as a Field Sales Engineer and has held positions in sales management, product management, customer support, and marketing. After accepting a management position at Oticon US headquarters, he applied his customer experience to product management and customer support, including customer service, data processing, telemarketing, and audiology support. Later, he transitioned to marketing where he was responsible for new product launches and support programs for hearing care providers. During his tenure with Oticon, Falster has served on a number of industry and association committees.
A strong industry advocate who has influenced positive changes at the national audiology conventions, he is said to have been instrumental in establishing the Oticon-sponsored Marion Downs Pediatric Lecture Series held each year at the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Conference. In 2019, the Marion Downs Pediatric Lecture Series celebrated its 15th year. Falster, along with Donald Schum, PhD, and colleagues, also established the Oticon Audiology Summer Camp for graduate students, an event which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.
“Henning has been a tremendous asset to Oticon,” said Rosenblum. “We are thrilled to celebrate his 45th year at Oticon and thank him for his role in enabling Oticon to deliver a gold standard of professional development to our valued partners.”