Fundacion Oir es Vivir

The Fundacion Oir es Vivir was founded in 2008 to serve as a bridge for the hearing impaired population who are seeking a solution for their disability and lack the knowledge, resources, and financial means. The Foundation has done strong advocacy for early hearing detection and intervention program in the newborn and hearing screening test in preschool and school children. In the older population the Foundation also educates the importance of quality of life through the ability to hear and understand the sounds of life, and the importance to remain connected socially and environmentally.

Hearing screenings in public schools

Hearing screenings in public schools
The Foundation to Hear is to Live (Fundacion Oir es Vivir) undertakes screenings in public schools for early detection of hearing problems. Intern Danezca puts her classroom learning into practice. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls of the Embera community

Girls of the Embera community
The Foundation to Hear is to Live (Fundacion Oir es Vivir) did hearing screenings for children in a remote Embera indigenous community on 26th of October 2013. (view small | med | large | orig)

Audiologists Aixa and Ivis with a school boy

Audiologists Aixa and Ivis with a school boy
The Foundation to Hear is to Live (Fundacion Oir es Vivir) undertakes screenings in public schools to ensure early detection of hearing problems and provide orientation to teachers. (view small | med | large | orig)

Free hugs

Free hugs
The Foundation to Hear is to Live (Fundacion Oir es Vivir) organizes visibility events such as "Abrazos gratis" for Panameans to be informed of hearing problems. (view small | med | large | orig)

Audiologist Ivis with Melissa

Audiologist Ivis with Melissa
The Foundation to Hear is to Live (Fundacion Oir es Vivir) did hearing screenings for children in a remote Embera indigenous community on 26th of October 2013. Melissa's hearing is being tested. (view small | med | large | orig)
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