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

FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR

 

ACHIEVEMENTS BEFORE ENDING 2018

 

"Tony Fergo’s Awards"

 

Two of our educational campaigns, Fundación Oír es Vivir were awarded!! The delivery was made within the framework of the Recognition of Remarkable Citizens 2018 event of the National Commission for Civic and Moral Values.

 

Winning 2 of 4 awards is an honor and reaffirms the need to work with passion for a better world. Each of us contributing and being part of the changes we want to see in the world.

 

Award for the best Digital Campaign with # Solo1Minuto de Silencio and Prize for the best Printed Campaign with our educational story Knowing Lorenzo!

 

With the program "APRENDO ESCUCHANDO” (I learn by listening)

SAN JOSE DE MALAMBO ORPHANAGE

We are happy to have taken free hearing screening tests to the children of the San José de Malambo Orphanage. The care was provided to 30 children between newborns and 4 years old. We take advantage of our visit to give them our educational story Knowing Lorenzo

In this way we ensure that detecting a hearing loss early we can treat it to give the child the best chance to develop their language on time.

 ABC n ME SCHOOL

 

The ABC n Me School every year show us their support by granting us a donation product of their “Bake Sale”.  Infinite thanks for seeing value in our work and supporting it. The delivery was made by the school director: Marianela Pitty and received by Aminta Miranda, member of the board of directors of the foundation and Gabriela Mejía administrative director.

This donation allows us to continue taking Auditory Screening tests for public school children who also need the test.

FIRST START CENTER

Thanks to the First Start Center for trust placed in order to be able to perform the hearing and language tests for their students.

Why is it important to do it? Because at first sight neither parents nor teachers can know if a child hears well.        

KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PANAMA

KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PANAMA at Panamá Pacífico, conducting auditory tests for its students.

Ensuring that children are hearing well is important for their school performance and development of other psychomotor and social skills.

 Doing hearing tests at Libian School

HEARING TESTS at ACADEMIA INTERAMERICANA DE PANAMA - Cerro Viento   

For students as a requirement for school reentry.

LIONS CLUBS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 

We assist LIONS CLUBS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, in their tour conducted at the Ricardo J. Alfaro School at Tocumen community. Our collaboration was with the attention of around 140 children between 5 and 12 years old performing collective audiometry

 SERVING OTHER FOUNDATIONS IS ALSO PART OF WHAT WE DO.

We offered free hearing tests - collective audiometries and hearing screening for more than 50 children and young people from the SOS Children's Villages. In this way we contribute to a better Panama for all.Thanks!!!!!!

 

We thank EMPRESAS MELO who on October 12, 2018 gave tribute to Panamanian talent and energy, recognizing the work and dedication of 10 Panamanian altruists among those who told FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR.

 

Distinguishes us with this significant trophy for our work in favor of early detection of hearing loss and our management to support those who suffer from them by offering solutions that allow them to lead a full and productive life.

 

 

            

 

UPDATE SEMINAR

 

SEMINAR DICTATED BY LICDA. ANALIDA PITTY, with the topic: “Disorders of the Central Auditory Processes”

 

This teaching was very interesting because it brings new knowledge and nourishes us with questions in some patients whose lives are affected by this type of pathologies.

 

 

 

 

 

The most rewarding work is that which is done with love!

 

Photos of our third hearing health tour to the community of Las Guías in Coclé where we assist more than 150 children from this community with their first hearing test!

 

 

         

 

DONATION OF HEARING AIDS BY STARKEY FOUNDATION

We collaborated in the day of donation of hearing aids by the Starkey Foundation, held at the facilities of the IPHE of Betania. Through this donation, around 200 people of all ages who needed hearing aids were able to benefit, among whom there were around 35 patients referred by our Foundation!

 

 

Remember that we have a complete clinic at your service.

Donation of hearing aids.

 

For those adult candidates and children who qualify.


Hearing loss can happen at any age!

 

We were able to adapt his hearing aids to Mario, 51 years old.

 

Marta María was adapted with her hearing aid that guarantees the Gift of Sound

 

 

 

We work so they can hear!

This is our greatest satisfaction!

 

        

David taking his molds to be able to adapt his hearing aids.

 

Language therapy for children.

 

Britney with her mother and Emilia during her language therapy.

HEARING AIDS ADAPTATIONS

 

Lorenzo having care instructions.

 

 

Francisco having care instructions.

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Also, Olga having care instructions.

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MEDIA TOURS – ANNOUNCING OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY


Interviews in different radio stations of our country, taking valuable information, everything we are offering to the Panamanian family for the care of their hearing and to support those who suffer hearing loss.

 

    

Regional Conference of the GOOD DEEDS DAY of Good Actions for Latin America.

 

CELEBRATING OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

Surrounded by friends, family, volunteers, institutions and donor companies, suppliers, artists, allied parents who have made possible the great achievements of these first 10 years. To all of them our eternal gratitude for having helped us bring the Gift of Sound to those who do not have it.

 

 

 

 

 

Second stage of the attentions done in our health tour at Ciri Arriba de Capira.

Children from Cirí Arriba came to our clinic.

 

We carried out the second phase of exams for the children of the tour from Cirí Arriba.  That they did not pass the test and required specialized additional attention.  Remember that sometimes a single test is not enough! 

 

 

Second stage of the attentions done in our health tour at Las Guias, Coclé.

Children from Las Guias came to our clinic.

 

We carried out the second phase of exams for the children of the tour from Las Guias.  That they did not pass the test and required specialized additional attention.  Remember that sometimes a single test is not enough! 

 

      


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TEN YEARS!!!!!!! FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR….. doing GREAT!!!!!

New service for our patients !!!


We have the services of an otorhinolaryngologist on Saturdays !!!

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CENTRO DE EDUCACION GENERAL GABRIEL LEWIS GALINDO – We continue washing the ears, with the support of Dr. Linette Valdelamar and the FOV team.

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 Also, we did tests to the students of the LUDOVICO DE CASORIA SCHOOL under the LEARNING LISTENING PROGRAM.

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ALFRED NOBEL BILINGUAL SCHOOL located at La Chorrera, also request the hearing test to their students.

        

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 ABC n ME - We received a donation from parents and directors of the school, after they made their BAKE SALE. Thanks ABC n ME for supporting us to continue bringing hearing health to low income communities.  

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CENTRO DE EDUCACION BASICA GENERAL – Republic of Libya State, between the ages of 4 and 9, these attentions were given with the collaboration of UDELAS seventh-semester students.

           

 

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Continue doing earing test at ALEGRIA PRE-SCHOOL .

 

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We visited TEACHER MANUELA PRE-SCHOOL and did tests to the students under the LEARNING LISTENING PROGRAM.

 

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ORPHANAGE SAN JOSE DE MALAMBO

Continue doing hearing test to the children at San José de Malambo Orphanage, with the assistance of UDELAS students.

 

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We visited ALDEAS SOS and did tests to the students under the LEARNING LISTENING PROGRAM.

 

 

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Continue doing earing test at FIRST START PRE-SCHOOL , also with the assistance of UDELAS students.

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SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ROMAN TORRES FOOTBALL ACADEMY FOUNDATION. To carry out the annual tests for the children of the foundation

 

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GRUPO MELO  -  We received a donation to continue supporting the earing health programs that are carried out in the foundation. Thanks GRUPO MELO for supporting us to continue bringing hearing health to low income communities.

 

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PROMOTING LANGUAGE THERAPIES AT CISA

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PROMOTING EARING TEST TO CO-WORKERS WITHOUT MOVING FROM THE COMPANY.

 

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HEALTH TOUR AT LAS GUIAS DE ORIENTE, COCLE  - OCTOBER 13, 2018

 

  

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TEN YEARS!!!!!!! FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR….. doing GREAT!!!!!

 

Giving the "Gift of Sound" to those who can not listen, was what in 2008 motivated Dr. Cynthia Guy to start the operations of Fundación Oír es Vivir en Panamá. Motivated by a family affection, the doctor lives deafness first hand and decides to undertake the work to help others.

 

In the first three years of operation, 18 patients were implanted, between children and adults; and they are supported by language therapies. This solution, however, is very expensive, so new strategies are sought to continue providing more accessible support.

 

Since 2011, the Foundation makes a turn to benefit a greater number of patients and that is when the Comprehensive Center for Hearing Health (CISA) is formed, a complete facility that offers all audiological services under one roof, thus facilitating to patients and their families, greater possibilities of accessing solutions that are within their reach.

 

Today and under the direction of its President Giovanna Troncoso, mother who lives through two of her children's hearing loss, we provide services both at the Center and through a mobile program that reaches schools, companies, shelters, foundations, rural and indigenous communities in our country.

 

 

HEALTH DAY AT THE SANTO TOMAS HOSPITAL, SUPPORTING THE PANAMA LIONS CLUB, doing hearing test to Senior pacients.

 

 

 

We continue to encourage companies to continue carrying our program and be able to audition their employees. Thanks ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA.

      

 

Also, we did tests to the students of the Interamerican Academy of Panama under the LEARNING LISTENING PROGRAM. 

 

Panamanian Arab International Academy located at the sector of Margarita, Colón, also request the hearing test to their students.

 

      

 

Thomas Jefferson School, between the ages of 3 and 16, these attentions were given with the collaboration of UDELAS seventh-semester students.

 

 


We did test to the children of the Soccer Academy "Roman Torres" where we will instruct parents and children about the care of the ears.

 


Taking molds for hearing aids. 

 

 

FOLLOW UP - Milagros came to her follow-up after a month of having had her hearing aid fitting.

 

 

LANGUAGE THERAPY - Dorindo having his language therapy after been adapted with his hearing aids. Thanks to MIDES

 

 

Our little friend Brittny, who comes every Saturday for her speech therapies.

 

 

NEONATAL HEARING SCREENING

 

 

Thanks, MIDES for having the opportunity to continue hearing.

 

The Colombo-Panameñas Ladies Association did an activity where they gave away books “Knowing Lorenzo’’. Thanks for making us participate in this activity.

 

 

We received visit from the staff of the Embassy of China and donated 3 computers.

 

 We visited Instituto Sun Yat Sen and did tests to the students under the LEARNING LISTENING PROGRAM.

 

Continue doing earing test at TU GUIA PRE-SCHOOL .

 

 Session for parents and teachers On this occasion, three important talks were given to both the parents and teachers who participated in it and where they could also obtain more information regarding the importance of performing the hearing tests.

 

 

Follow-up to La Pintada children, Juan and Johan equipped with hearing aids, Thanks to American Society.

 

(PICTURES WILL BE ADDED TO THE COMPLETE REPORT)


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 January, February and March 2018 Report. 

 

We are proud to celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year. We continue working to provide hearing health and hearing solutions to those who need it most.

Meet some of our achievements:

 

More than 17,000 patients attended

 

More than 80 adapted hearing aids

 

Free exams for children in 78 public schools, 54 private schools and 35 friendly

 

8 Tours of auditory health in indigenous and rural communities

 

34 Free Educational Sessions

 

Edition of the first educational story "Knowing Lorenzo"

 

Award Winning Foundation "Panama in Positive 2017", category NGOs.

 

Hearing Aids for Children and Adults ... because Hearing is Living


Under the donation program of hearing aids we have with MIDES, we adapt hearing aids to adults and children. It is a pleasure to support them so that they can hear.

 

The care of the hearing aids includes us all ... that's why Mr. Gierhat's wife helps and learns about their use. It is important that when you receive your hearing aids, whether you are big or small, you are accompanied by a family member who provides support.


We offer Language Tests and Language Therapies for Children.

Our team of speech therapists is ready to offer your children language tests and therapies that help them improve the performance of their language. We offer these services also on Saturdays until noon.

 

       

 

¡Todos los exámenes bajo un mismo techo!

Remember that in our clinic located in Vía Fernández de Córdoba, Plaza Córdoba, Floor 1, Office 8, we offer you not only the Auditory Screening, but all the auditory tests in one place.


Impedance test

   

Audiometry test

 

Story "Knowing Lorenzo" comes to Libraries in the country.

 

Thanks to the National Library we can deliver our Storybook "Knowing Lorenzo" through the Public Libraries throughout the country. In this way we contribute so that more Panamanian families have access to information and education on the topic of deafness and hearing loss.


Baby Fair 2018


Hearing Aids for Children and Adults ... because Hearing is Living

During the month of March we had a donation day of hearing aids in conjunction with MIDES where we were able to return the gift of sound to many people.

 

During this day we could benefit both children and adults, here we can see the molds taking which took 30 days to be ready to start the last phase of this day that was the hearing aid fitting.

 

Delivery and adaptation of hearing aids to the people benefited by the donation day of hearing aids in conjunction with the MIDES.

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Conference of hearing aids with EMPRESAS MELO

 

Empresas Melo supports us every year and this time supported us with the donation of 10 hearing aids in which several people could benefit.


Delivery and adaptation of hearing aids to the people benefited by the donation day of hearing aids in conjunction with Empresas MELO.

 

Mobile program for hearing loss detection.


Our team of speech therapists is prepared to offer audiences both young and old, which is why with our mobile program we go to Corporación La Prensa which, year after year, supports us with this program.

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WE ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CARRY OUT THE HEARING TESTS TO THE COLLABORATORS OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.

 

Program I learn by listening

 

One year more than the Kids and Family Center school takes us into account to take care of the auditory health of its students and we go to make tests to the little ones. Thank you for trusting in our Work.

 

Launching Campaign “When you use the horn you hurt me” in conjunction with the Rotary Club Panama Sur.

 


Mr. Alberto Botarelli, President of the Rotary Club Panama Sur, in the company of the ladies Giovanna Troncoso, President of Fundación Oir es Vivir and Analida Pitty Ceballos, Vice President of the Foundation.

          

Thanks to the media, who are supporting this important campaign about the damage that noise makes to our health.

       

Newspaper: Metro Libre                                  Newspaper: Día a Día

    

Newspaper:  Mi Diario          Radial Program Let's Talk about Home at Radio Maria with                             Mrs. Jacqueline De Los Rios.

 

II Silent Walk - Parque Omar

            

Conference given by our Vice President, Analida Pitty Ceballos, speech therapist, to more than 100 special education teachers from the Ministry of Education of the Panama Metro Regional Office.

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Promotional Talks of our Story "Knowing Lorenzo"

 

We were able to attend three meetings of the Educational Support Service Team of the Ministry of Education which is made up of special education teachers, phonoaudiologists and other specialists. We teach them how our story is a useful tool in the classroom.

 

Talk given at José Artiaga´s School in Calzada Larga

 

Talk given at Los Andes No.2 School at San Miguelito .

 

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FUNDACION OIR ES VIVIR – NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2017

 

GRATITUDE IS THE MEMORY OF THE HEART

 

We were happy to thank you during our Recognition Act, donors, volunteers, patients, friends and staff, all support to make it possible for more and more Panamanian children and adults to hear and enjoy hearing health.

 

In 2018 we will celebrate 10 years of service and we will be celebrating it working for those who need it most!

 

We introduce you the staff of Fundación Oír es Vivir

 

They are the ones that make the gift of sound possible to panamanians. Wonderful women who work and provide the best of themselves.

 

With the program "APRENDO ESCUCHANDO” (I learn by listening)

 

It continues to benefit more children of school age. 

 

We went to Kids and Family Center, where about 10 attentions were made to children between 2 and 3 years old.

 

We celebrate the day of Thanksgiving.

 

The American Society of Panama, invited us to share their traditional Thanksgiving lunch, where they were also invited Juan and Johan, children with hearing loss captured on the tour to La Pintada and who already enjoy the gift of sound through the donation of headphones and was possible thanks to this sponsor.  Thank you American Society for your repeated support.

 

Remember that we have a complete clinic at your service.

 

Donation of hearing aids.

 

For those adult candidates and children who qualify.  Remember adults start to lose some hearing approximately from 40 years.

 

Initial process for the request of hearing aids, interview by the speech therapist who receives documents and verifies the necessary requirements to apply with the hearing instruments that are then sent to the board of directors.

 

Ms. Ana received the gift of sound by receiving her new hearing aids here photos of the adaptation of it.

 

 

 

Audiometry tests

 

For students as a requirement for school reentry and for children and adults who require them.

 

Language therapy for children.

 

The support in the adquisition of language on time is vital for an adequate school performance.

 

Children from Cerro Azul came to our clinic.

 

We carried out the second phase of exams for the children of the tour from Cerro Azul.  That they did not pass the test and required specialized additional attention.  Remember that sometimes a single test is not enough!  Thanks to Empresas Melo for making this possible.

 

YOU ALREADY MEET LORENZO.

 

Learn with him, what role your children and you play in the world of children with hearing loss.


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Fundacion Oir es Vivir

Location: Panama, Republic of Panama, Latin America - Panama
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