Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama

by Fundacion Oir es Vivir
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama
Restore Hearing to 100 Children in Panama

This is a bulletin different from the previous ones, because we are facing today a worldwide public health situation of COVID-19 and reflects activities from February 1 to March 16, the date we temporarily closed the facilities, but even so, we continue to work administratively from home. 

HERE WE ARE….

WE CONTINUE TO CARE FOR OUR PATIENTS IN OUR CLINIC LOCATED IN FERNÁNDEZ DE CÓRDOBA… ..

Our Comprehensive Hearing Health Center offers ALL services under one roof!

We want to take care of your hearing and that of your family in an easy way. That is why we offer you the following services in one place: Hearing Screening, Audiometry, Impedanciometry, Tympanometry, Language Therapy and Assessment, Provision of Hearing Aids and more. We serve babies from one day of birth to older adults. We are in Via Fernández de Córdoba, Plaza Córdoba, floor 1 office 8.

Attention from Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm // Saturdays 8:00 am to 12:00 md

By appointment T. 317-0562

 

   

 

  

 

WE PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 BABY FAIR

For the eighth consecutive year we participated in the Baby Fair, where we conducted hearing tests on more than 60 children between the ages of 0 and 3, in addition to delivering educational materials to people who visited us, regarding ear care and the importance to do a hearing test at least once a year.

Thank you very much to all the volunteers who accompanied us during these three days! And to our Board of Directors, who also said present!

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

UNDER ARMOR VOLUNTEER FAIR

Thanks to the PANAMA VOLUNTEERS team for the invitation to the Volunteer Fair organized at the UNDER ARMOR company, where we had the opportunity to give more information to the attendees so that they become part of the activities of Fundación Oír es Vivir as volunteers .

 

 

 

STARKEY FOUNDATION HEARING AID DONATION DAY

For the second year, volunteering with the STARKEY FOUNDATION on the hearing aid donation day, where 450 people benefited from new hearing aids and batteries. A donation that STARKEY was organized in conjunction with IPHE.


We are happy to have been part of this day and to help more people in Panama get their hearing aids.

 


 

 

 

 


OUR SOCIAL NETWORKS CONTINUE TO BE A SOURCE OF EDUCATION.

We continue to give practical advice to everyone on hearing topics that often go unnoticed. We are pleased to know that through the content we share we continue to educate young and old.

 

  

     

 

 

 


WITH THE SUPPORT OF MIDES WE WILL BE ABLE TO EXAMINE MORE THAN 2 THOUSAND CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PANAMA

Together with the authorities of the Ministry of Education and teachers from the San Miguelito sector, we are organizing ourselves for the execution and development of the program that we will carry out for the FOV / MIDES/MEDUCA 2020 public schools. We will include hearing exams, Otorhinolaryngology care and delivery of educational material. 

 


WE CELEBRATE THE SPECIAL DATES OF THE HEARING

Cochlear Implant Day - February 25, 2020

World Hearing Day - March 3, 2020

 

 

 

THE COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT US ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR MANAGEMENT

We held meetings with executives of the DELL Panama company, who know and see value in our work and are willing to collaborate with various activities carried out at the Foundation. Your support and trust in our work encourages us to continue.

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Good Actions and our Hearing Health Tour to Ocú.

We had to suspend until second order, our hearing health tour to the Ocú community, due to all the events that we are going through due to the Coronavirus. This would have been our # 19 tour and was estimated to benefit approximately 200 children from this rural community. We hope to reschedule it once it is safe.

 

COMMUNIQUE --- SERVICES DISCONTINUED BY COVID SITUATION- 19

Due to what we are experiencing these days and until when we return to normality, we will work from home. Later we will inform when we are already attending again.


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FOV DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

 

WE BRING HEARING HEALTH FOR 140 CHILDREN OF NEW CAIMITILLO

 

With the sponsorship of DELL and a group of enthusiastic volunteers from this company, spech therapist and otolaryngologist, we perform hearing exams for children in this community.

Ensuring that they hear well and be able to support them by attending to any anomaly in their hearing is vital for their good school performance.

The children attended included ages from months to 13 years and it was an excellent opportunity to educate their parents and teachers.  We invite other companies to sponsor tours as you are contacting us at 317-0562

 

80 CHILDREN ATTENDED AT SCHOOL TOGETHER WE CAN CURUNDÚ

 

Our “I LEARN LISTENING” Mobile Program carried out the otoscopy and hearing screening exams for the children of Curundu.

The anual review of your hearing is one of the recommendations we leave you.  Thanks to the support provided by the Bolsa Nacional de Productos, S.A. (BAISA) to make this possible.

  

OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS IS UPDATED TO SERVE OUR PATIENTS BETTER

We attended the practial theoretical course of Auditory Electrophysiology, taught by Chilean specialists in medical technology with a specialty in otolaryngology.  Thanks to Hospitalar for the invitation.

 

WORKING IN JOINT WITH THE LIONS CLUB

Together with the Lions Club of Panama, we support a health day for Felipillo´s children, we carry auditory tests andd recommendations for the basic care of their hearing, which includes, among others, not putting anything in their ears, as well as moving away and protecting themselves from loud sounds.

 

IN 2019 WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR OF PANAMA WE SERVE MORE THAN 2000 CHILDREN.

Villa Milagros School located at North Panama area, was one of the nine schools where we were able to take hearing tests to the children of Pre-school performance.  These tests are done in just minutes and yield immediate results!

 

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN CHILDREN COME TO PHASE II IN OUR CLINIC?

It means that they require additional tests to the auditory screening that we did in a mobile way and having not passed that initial test, they are referred for other exams that must be performed in the clinic.

It does not mean that the child already has a diagnosis of a situation in his hearing, it just means that it requires additional tests to be able to have a clear picture of why he did not pass that initial test and if there is any following recommendation what to do.  That is why we warn parents and teachers that if the child is “Referred” on our first visit, it is very important to bring him to the Foundation.  On this occasion we received the pleasant visit of the children of the Jerónino de la Ossa School who came to their second phase of the tests.

 

WAX IN THE EAR IS NORMAL BUT EXCESS IS NOT GOOD.

We remind you that we usually offer the otolaryngologist service on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 md, however, for the months of December and January we will not have medical care.  You can make your appointment request from now, dated February 1, 2020 onwards.  Enter www.fundacionoiresvivir.org and click Request an Appointment.

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE AUDIOMETRY IS CARRIED OUT IN A SONOAMORTIGUATED CABIN?

Excellent the initiative of the artist Armando Guillén @guillendo who visited us at the foundation to perform his audiometry control.  This was one of the artist who recently supported us in our Silent Art Auction and now becomes aware of the importance of caring for your hearing.

 

DONATION TO THE PANAMANIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPECIAL HABILITATION (IPHE) – OUR BOOK “KNOWING LORENZO”

A donation of 200 books “Knowing Lorenzo” to the Panamanian Institute for Special Habilitation (IPHE), which will be distributed among the IPHE Speech Audiologists, the new libraries that IPHE will have at the national level and the IPHE teachers.


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FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR   

 

JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2019

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Our Comprehensive Hearing Health Center offers all services under one roof!

 

We want to take care of your hearing and that of your family is easy.  That’s why we offer you the following services in one place.  Auditory Screening, Audiometry, Impedanciometry, Tympanometry, Language Therapy and Evaluation, provision of hearing aids and more.  We serve babies from one day of birth to older adults.  We are located at Via Fernandez de Cordoba, Plaza Cordoba, first floor, office 8.

Attention from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 md

By appointment – T. 317-0562

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The annual “Heroes del Silencio” y Silent Auction FOV 2019 event was a success!

With the participation of more than 75 national and international artists, with the participation of more than 75 national and international artists, the second FOV Art Auction was offered whose funds will be used to continue providing hearing and hearing exams to children and adults with hearing loss in Panama.

During the evening, the documentary “Heroes of Silence” was presented, with the Foundation tribute to5 of our patients (heroes) and their families who shared their stories to inspire them to overcome the world of silence with our help.

The Board of Directors of the Foundation thanks those who supported the realization of this event as well as the attendees, artists, suppliers, volunteers, friends and high authorities who were present at a great evening.

That so much talent helps us to bring the Gift of Sound to those who need it so much fills us with joy.

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Have you heard of Presbiacusia?

Presbiacusia is the gradual decrease in hearing, which is related to age.  The simple fact of getting old puts you at risk of suffering it.  It is estimated that from 40% adults lose an average of 1% of hearing per year and usually take several years to realize that they are losing some hearing.  Knowing it on time is important to treat it.

We invite you to take the audiometry test once a year and we encourage you to spread the word to your parents, grandparents, uncles and those you believe are already losing hearing.

We also offer our Mobile Adult Program “Hearing is Living”.  On this occasion we thank the company LEE HECHT HARRISON for requesting the test.

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Did you know that Language Therapy is not exclusive for children with hearing loss?

Language Therapy can be useful both for deaf and hard of hearing children, who are learing to speak, as well as for hearing children who have other situations such as pronunciation, suttering, wagging and dyslexia among others.

Speech therapy sessions can help children to speak more clearly and, therefore, to feel safer and less frustrated when talking with our people.

At FOV, our speech therapists, after performing a language assessment for children, design a personalized support program to ensure that each one is helped just with what they need and provides parents with guidance to perform a complementary job in the house that guarantees the best results for the child’s progress.

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Wax in the ears has a function, know it!

Ear was has the function of protecting the ear canals from water, dirt and dust, which can damage the eardrum and inner ear.  Sometimes the body does not get to expel the wax and can accumulate in the ear getting to plug it.  If this occurs it can cause a decrease in hearing, earache, dizziness or dizziness in children.  In our clinic we have the service of Otolaryngology and Ear Wash.

Attention only on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 md and by appointment.

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We bring the #RegalodelSonido to more than 130 children at Ciudad Bolivar.

Auditory and Dental Health Tour – CEBG Melchor Lasso de la Vega

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For more than 135 children we attended in our second Auditory Health Tour 2019, the arrival of FOV represented, for manyo f them, the first hearing test of their life!

We thank EMPRESAS MELO sponsor of this tour and the more than 50 volunteers of HOPE, GRUPO EMAUS, UDELAS and MASTERS STUDENTS in Pediatric Dentistry who accompanied us to make it posible.  As always, we take this opportunity it possible.  As always, we take this opportunity to educate the parents who attended and also leave the school’s book “Knowing Lorenzo” to the school management and teachers.

 

Our “I Learns Listening” mobile test program continues to Benefit children, parents, and teachers.

With the support of the Ministry of Social Development – MIDES – and the Mayor’s Office of Panama, we have been developing in recent months a program that will Benefit more tan 2,000 children with hearing exams this year.  The tours covers more than 20 public schools in which we offer PK-K and First Grade exams, Auditory Screening, as well as educational talks for parents and teachers. One by one we continue to reach more schools that await us.

The following private schools have also benefited from this program for their children:  Brader College, ABC n ME School and AIP CERRO VIENTO.

For information on how to take this program to a particular school, contact us.

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REPORT – APRIL – MAY – JUNE 2019

FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR … DOING GREAT!!!!

 

Hearing is vital for language development and good performance in school.

It is important to ensure that in early years of life and schooling, children’s social and cognitive development is not impaired by undetected hearing loss or temporary issues such as earwax or objects in the ear canal.

On the day of Good Deeds we held our first hearing health event of 2019, performing hearing screenings for children and employees of MELO & CO.

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

   

INTERNATIONAL NOISE AWARENESS DAY

This year we’re celebrating International Noise Awareness Day in a different way.  We’ve challenged schools to take a group photo and share it via our social networks. Many schools participated, with the Brader School of Panama winning the challenge.

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

To ensure health hearing for our children, we continue to visit the following schools:

Cleverest Early Education Center

 (PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

        

Our mobile exam program continues to benefit hundreds of children!

With the support of MINISTERIO DE DESARROLLO SOCIAL we will perform hearing screenings for over 2,000 children at public schools.  We’ll be performing screenings with the assistance of UDELAS students.

ARNULFO ARIAS MADRID SCHOOL.

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

LOS ANDES SCHOOL

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA SCHOOL

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

DOMINGO SARMIENTO SCHOOL

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT) 

 

SEVERINO HERNANDEZ SCHOOL

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

Additionally, we have a program to clean children’s ears in cases of physical obstruction, such as earwax buildup. This program is made possible through the support of Dr. Moreno, UDELAS students, and Tom Pritsky, a summer intern for FOV from Stanford University.

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

Here’s us performing hearing screenings for children of teenage mothers at LAS CLARAS, in collaboration with Voces Vitales Panamá.

  (PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

    

WE CONTINUE TO CONDUCT HEARING SCREENINGS AT:

ROMAN TORRES’ FOOTBALL SCHOOL

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

       

HOGAR DE NIÑAS DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA MERCED

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

Here’s usassisting the LIONS CLUB OF PANAMA during a health event held at Santo Tomas Hospital. Our work helped attendees obtain a diagnosis and begin the process of receiving hearing solutions if required.

 (PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

     

We continue to conduct language therapy at our integral center.

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

Here’s us performing language therapy at CISA, which we offer on weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00pm. 

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

                    

These therapy events are performed in collaboration with UDELAS  seventh-semester students.

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

Dr. Moreno continues to wash ears at CISA on Saturdays!!!!

(PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

 

Here’s us performing h earing screens for workers at CORPORACION LA PRENSA.

 (PHOTOS WILL BE ADDDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)

      


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A new year…. New goals and new achievements !!!! FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR

 

DELIVERY OF HEARING AIDS:

Giving hearing aids to Mrs. Cristina. - see photo

Also to Mr. Mauro - see photo

 

The molds were taken to Mr. Alberto, then later he could be adapted with his hearing aid. - see photo

Ethan was given his audiological test to be taken to his school. - see photo

 

BABY’S FAIR 2019

We were once again invited to participate in the Baby Fair, where we will educate parents about the importance of performing hearing tests and donate free tests to babies who arrive at it. - see photo

         Giving important tips to moms. - see photo                              Doing hearing tests. - see photo

Doing hearing test at Baby’s Fair. - see photo

 

And in the facilities of our foundation, auditory tests are always carried out to carry out their annual control.

Here is Enoc with Emy. - see photo

We also went to the house of the Mercedarian Sisters of Charity, to make the tests to the girls. - see photo

And we went to carry out the hearing tests to the little ones of the JARDIN DE LA CUADRA. - see photo


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