Michael McManus (MBA ’11) | November 2017

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Michael McManus

McManus (MBA 2011) was given the Oticon Focus on People Award for his accomplishments and contributions as an outstanding individual with hearing loss. A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Marine Corps, McManus served in Kuwait during the first Gulf War and was deployed multiple times with the U.S. Navy Seabees during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His personal experience wearing hearing aids to help with his hearing loss inspired him to pursue a personal campaign to reduce the stigma of hearing loss and wearing hearing aids in the military, aiming to serve as a role model and mentor to others with similar hearing issues.

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