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.
Feb 24, 2015

Moving on 2015

First lady
First lady

Nov 20 - Cita en Despacho de Primera Dama para presentar FOV y solicitar apoyo para proyectos.

Very happy today with the visit to the Office of the First Lady of the Republic to present the work of our Foundation. We look forward to their valuable support to continue carrying Panamanian hearing health to each child, no matter where you are!. We are greateful with the attention we received from Ana Maria de Leon, Maria Eugenia Amaya and Melisa Velarde. We are optimistic after this visit !! Thanks in advance for your support. We know that door is open to new possibilities.

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WE ARE MOVING! In 2015 we will be closer to everyone with a better access! And easier for you to reach us, We appreciate your understanding during our period of change. In January we will be removing some items from our current location so we will be offering partial services. For more information and appointments call us at 317-0562. Our phone number will not change.

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Jan 21 - Participation in Good Deeds Day launch activity
Today we participated in the event offering the Jewish Panama (JUPA) Foundation and the B'nai B'rith Foundation to promote the "Day of Good Deeds" or "Good Deeds Day" to be held for the first time in Panama on Sunday 15 March. The concept is simple, but powerful! Join us to do all that day a good deed by others.This video has more on the Day of Good Deeds in the world. We invite you to join this cause.

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January 24 - Health Tour with Sam Kardonski Foundation and Ways of Light Foundation at the Community Union Embera in Alto Bayano.

The saturday January 24, we were invited by TOWERBANK to the tour which was held under the auspices of FOUNDATION SAM KARDONSI, taking an Act of Love to the Union Embera indigenous community in Alto Bayano. The team was composed of 18 volunteers who lovingly donated their time and knowledge to deliver this community not only school donations but also food and clothing, and at the same time provide hearing exams by FOUNDATION HEAR IS VIVIR. Doctors ENT, professional speech therapists, speech therapy students and other volunteers who identified with this mission, making it possible joined us again. We Gave the exams and achieved more than 50 children and some adults in the community. The opportunity was good to invite PATHS OF LIGHT FOUNDATION who donated solar panels to the main house of this community, leaving the community with some lights activated for the first time.

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FEB 1 participated today in the activity of the Metropolitan Park "Healthy Park, Healthy People" where we offered hearing care information and educational talk "Hearing Loss and Prevention" by Lic. Addis Sotillo, speech therapist Foundation.

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January 29 - Training for Teachers COIF National Lottery
Today training teachers of COIF National Lottery Beneficencica to support them with the detection of hearing loss in the classroom. In the photos Yolis Norato Ms. educational coordinator with members of the board of the Foundation who offered the following:.. "Warning signs of hearing loss in preschool children" presented by Ms. Analida Pitty Ceballos, fonoaudióloga and Vice President of the Foundation. And "Care Ear and Hearing on Pre-school," presented by Dr. Stella Rowley, otorrinolaringóloca and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. We thank Lic. Nestor Solis and Lic.Betsy Sempruno for having extended the invitation for this training. So we contribute to educate and give our teachers better tool to support us in the fight against hearing loss

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Starting today our educational work in BABY FAIR, where we provide to thousands of people about the importance of hearing care of the baby and the whole family. Atlapa 6, 7 and 8 February. Thanks to FOV staff and volunteers who make this possible participation. We expect to see you there!

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First lady
First lady
Moving
Moving
Moving
Moving
Embera
Embera
Embera
Embera
feria del bebe
feria del bebe
good day
good day
good day
good day
pR5
pR5
Nov 21, 2014

End of the year & the intensity of our work doesnt diminish

New Equipment
New Equipment

WE HAVE NEW EQUIPMENT AT YOUR SERVICE
More and new equipment to serve our Panamanian children!
Recently our speech therapists were trained to handle the new equipment to test for VRA Visual reinforcement audiometry (Audiometer MADSENITERA II), which is already available in the area of audiology at Panamá Children's Hospital.
This equipment was obtained by a donation made by an Art Auction that the Metropolitan Kiwanis Club made last year and which became the joint service of Children's Hospital and patients of Hearing is Living Foundation.

The test assesses responses to free-field hearing levels for children from 6 months to about 4 years.
Thanks again to the Kiwanis Club for this wonderful contribution and Raenco, Importer Selecta Green Fiber companies who supported us in enabling the adaptation of an office within the Hospital.

WE JOINED FORCES with the children´s Hospital to follow up previous activities in Piriatí
Today, at the Children's Hospital, otoscopy and ear washes were made to more than 35 children from the Embera community in Piriatí, this in order to give a proper follow up to our previous tour  to that community made by our Hearing is Living Foundation and HOPE Foundation. Thanks to the students of the American University, the FOV speech therapists, volunteers of Hope Foundation and all the other members who participated to make this event possible. The day was also used to provide hearing health care to the Nathaniel Embera community of Alto Bayano.

PERSONALITIES made the screening test with our Foundation!!
On September 23,the day of HEARING HEALTH, we, were honored with a visit from various local personalities who decided to attend to our call and as an example to others to convey the message that caring for hearing health is important. We thank you all and we will be waiting again in 2015 for his annual checkup. Here we give you the preview of some of the figures who visited.

Health Tour to Guna Yala district.
Thanks to the joint action of the Hearing is Living Foundation, Hope Worldwide and Franklin Panama Panama Foundation we could make the tour of hearing healthcare and comprehensive health care to the community of Guna Yala. Thanks also to the Office of the First Lady, all the doctors, friends and volunteers who gave their time to allow us to integrate forces and serve more than 145 children. Residents in the area and the area health authority doctors, our thanks for making this possible.

Thanks for joining us at the VI Information Session
We ended with great satisfaction our Free Session VI Teachers and Parents, featured this week at the Children's Hospital Auditorium. To our lecturers thank you very much for giving your time and expertise. Attendees, hope you liked it and now have more and new tools for support in their efforts to educate our children.

AKNOWLEDGEMENT TO DONORS AND FRIENDS
Counting our Awards Ceremony yesterday, where we celebrate with donors and friends, the joy of being able to serve our Panamanian children. Thanks to everyone who joined us, we know there is still a long way to go and we want adding more and more people, companies and organizations that support our work and allow us to go further. We close with this act a year full of achievements and the satisfaction of having achieved generous hand tgente that supports us and makes it possible. Thank you all !!

November 12 we had the pleasure to bring hearing exams to over 50 children at a Kindergarten School in Santa Fe Pacora. This is part of the project we are developing in this area under the auspices of the Mayor of Panama who support us.

New Equipment
New Equipment
New Equipment
New Equipment
New Equipment
New Equipment
Children Hospital
Children Hospital
Children Hospital
Children Hospital
Children Hospital
Children Hospital
Personalities
Personalities
Personalities
Personalities
Personalities
Personalities
Personalities
Personalities
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Embera Comunity at Children Hospital, follow up
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Guna Yala Comunity Health Tour
Information Session
Information Session
Information Session
Information Session
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Aknowledgement
Pacora
Pacora

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Aug 26, 2014

Continuing with the good Job across 2014

Smart Kids
Smart Kids

Continuing with our campaing, this time over 150 children at Smart Kids Institute received their  Hearing Screening test. It is important to do it to ensure they are listening well not affecting the language development and school performance.

Together with a team of volunteers, we participated in EXPO MAMA, to comunicate to the present valuable information on hearing care. During the fair, we also offered the conference "The care and development of hearing during pregnancy", by Lic. Analida Pitti Ceballos. We take this opportunity to also promote among people who visited us, the values we believe should prevail in Panamanian families!

In coordination with the Hope Foundation and the Children's Hospital, we coordinated a visit ear wash and sanitize 20 children that were referred on our visit to multigrade schools and Zanguengas Espavé Altos de La Chorrera. Now both children and their parents and teachers have the information needed to take better care of your hearing.

On a tour involving 20 volunteers Hearing is Living Foundation and Hope Foundation, we made hearing exams to more than 100 children from the indigenous Embera in Piriatí, Lake Bayano. We are now planning follow-up tests required to over 50 children that needed additional tests. Thanks to doctors, specialists and volunteers who make this work possible.

Congratulations to the directors of Panamerican School who were able to see the importance of hearing exams for their students and hosted this year's program offered by Health Hearing Hearing is Living Foundatio, we will continue our work to take the same exams to underprivileged children and indigenous communities. Thanks for making this possible.

Thanks to Dra.Yanrineth Quintero, voluntary Ashley Figueroa, Ms.. Inés Lomba (Campus Director), and our speech therapist Aixa Lambert all the time and work dedicated to children of school #SanPedroNolasco #Burunga. We have almost completed the cycle of otoscopy, ear washes and hearing screenings to ensure that our children have hearing health.

During the week of health Towerbank, we offered through our fonoaudióloga Lic. Aixa Lambert, an interesting Conference on "Hearing Care for you and your children." we provided further information material to the attendees and hearing health services that are available also at our Comprehensive Hearing Care Center located in Ciudad del Saber.

We perform hearing screenings for adults at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Panama. We also provide valuable information for the hearing care and prevention to avoid damage to it. Thank Insurance Arc invites us to participate in these health fairs.

FOV WORKING WITH LIONS CLUB 
Work done in the Hospital Santo Tomas in the XVII Campaign for Detection of Hearing loss and Hearing Awareness and Problems Caused by Noise and its prevention program, sponsored activity Lions Club Panama.

Free hearing exams & free screening were made in las Cumbres to children and teachers of  VALORATE Foundation in. 36 children between 2 and 4 years old and their teachers were examined.

Smart Kids
Smart Kids
Lions Club
Lions Club
La Chorrera
La Chorrera
La Chorrera
La Chorrera
Embera Lago Bayano
Embera Lago Bayano
Embera Lago Bayano
Embera Lago Bayano
Embera Lago bayano
Embera Lago bayano
La Chorrera
La Chorrera
Chamber of Comerce
Chamber of Comerce
Burunga
Burunga
Towerbank
Towerbank

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