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

 

FOV NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2016

 

 

1,000 FREE SCREENINGS IN THE DAY “DOING GOOD”.

 

Find us at Albrook Mall on Sunday 10 April and win one of the 1,000 certificates that will be giving away for hearing screening tests for child and adult. ¡In this way we contribute to better hearing health for Panamanians!

 

 

INVITING “THE MINUTE OF SILENCE” - APRIL 27

 

WHEN IS TIME TO MAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF YOUR CHILD LANGUAGE TEST?

 

  • When the child correctly pronounces the words but is unable to make meaningful sentences,
  • When the child is able to correctly use words to express their wishes and ideas, but few people outside the family do not understand what he speaks,
  • When you make many substitutions in the phonemes or when the child speaks well and clearly but has difficulty following instructions.

 

Early language assessment to determine the cause of inappropriate language, diagnose if the language is consistent with the child's age, engaged identify phonemes and develop a plan of therapies. For assessment appointment call 317-1516 or 317-0562. Also available on Saturdays until 12md.

 

MORE HEADPHONES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

 

We are happy to have given the “Regalo Del Sonido” to Yenifer , Lenard and Lucia. We are sure that this will help them develop and improve their language as well as their school performance, but especially we will make a big difference in their quality of life.

 

1. Yenifer - 13 years - San Miguel Island.

2. Lenard - 5 years - Chiriqui

3. Lucia - 9 months - Panama

 

WE OFFER THE EVOKE RESPONSE TEST

 

This test evaluates the cochlea and auditory pathways and are required to follow special instructions before the test, to make the child fall asleep during it.

 

Lianys – 3 months

The detection of hearing loss, the more earlier is better!

 

Screenings at Fundación Ofrece un Hogar

Thanks to: Sam Kardonski Foundation

 

Screenings for more than 240 children at Francisco Arias Paredes School, Ricardo Miró School and

Puerto Rico School. Thanks to: Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia

 

With the support of GABRIEL LEWIS GALINDO FOUNDATION, will be working for Las Trancas community children. 

We were recently received at the offices of the Gabriel Lewis Galindo Foundation whose mission is to promote and make changes to improve the quality of education in Panama. With Lic. Luz Graciela Alvarez, Lic. Clorislena Cañizales and members of our board got to know our work and to discuss opportunities to work hand by hand for the benefit of those children.  As a result of this visit we will be planning soon, hearing health tour sponsored by Gabriel Lewis Galindo Foundation, to benefit more than 400 children of Gabriel Lewis Galindo School in the community of Las Trancas.

FOV BULLETIN - APRIL 2016

 

HIGHLIGHT: the interview with our president Giovanna Troncoso at CALA on CNN in Spanish this May 19, 7:00 pm.  Do not miss!!!

 

Thanks to all for your support for # Solo1Minuto of Silence 2016. This year we again be the "Trending Topic" # 1 in Panama that day. More and more Panamanians joined this good cause. The mass media, donors, celebrities, children and friends who supported us attended the Conversatorio for Panama with less noise, thank you very much!

    

Just this month more than 400 children served at rural areas and our clinic!

 

Our mobile program covers communities and schools to provide hearing health services to those most in need. Thanks to those who made possible this month: Sam Kardonski Foundation, Global Bank, Morgan & Morgan, DELL, Fundación Sus Buenos Vecinos, Kids & Family Center.

 

FOV Clinic at Via Fernandez de Cordoba

 

Ciudad del Niño

 

Kids & Family Center -

 

Hogar de la Infancia -

 

Metro Amigos Orphanage (no photos allowed)

 

Fe y Alegría School - Facebook April 6

 

Caimito Capira - FBook April 17 and group photo attached

 

Santa Clara Community at Arraijan Biocommunity Project under the Office of the First Lady.

 

WE GAVE 1,000 FREE SCREENINGS IN THE DAY “DOING GOOD”

 

Thanks to all the volunteers who joined us in this activity, without their support it would not have been possible!

 

FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

 

May 24, 2016, between 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at CAJA DE AHORROS, main office Vía España - LIMITED SPACES - Subscribe to: contacto@fundacionoiresvivir.org

 

Topics as:

  • Learning disorders
  • Using stories in the classroom

 

FOV MAY 2016 –

 

FOV Next event on July 30 - CineTerapia conducted by the renowned Colombian doctor, Vicente Ramirez G. An event that you should not miss. Tickets on sale at 317-0562 and 317-1516.  

Thanks to the teachers and parents who joined us at the IX Session in Free Educational at CAJA DE AHORROS.  Also thanks to the four professionals donated their time and expertise to provide valuable information that will be useful in educating our children.

In our clinic located in Vía Fernandez de Córdoba I spend a lot this month!

a)    LanguageTherapy

b) Language Assessment

c) Attentions for children brought from Nueva Arenosa Community - thanks to the support of Club Las Perlas Kiwanis  

d) Adaptation of Headphones (fb photo May 12)  

Training to be a better team!

With the Venezuelan writer and lecturer Carlos Rosales, we received exclusive seminar "People buy People", which cohere helps us to achieve our goals and better serve our patients.

With WIDEX professionals

Our team of speech therapists had the opportunity to participate in the workshop seminar about Evoked Potentials and taught by Dr. Leopoldo Legendre, renowned international professional.

Our mobile testing program continues to benefit hundreds of children and adults!

Hogar Hermanas del Buen Pastor –

Screenings sponsored by Sam Kardonski Foundation

Albert Einstein Institute

Cristo de los Milagros Bilingual Institute

San Pedro Nolasco School,

Thanks to sponsored of Fundacion Sus Buenos Vecinos

Thanks to these organizations that this month supported us with donations proceeded of their activities.

Club de Leones del Istmo  - Celebrating Family Day at BioMuseo – May 15, 2016

Cosas de Mamás – Running:  Heels to Sneakers at Cinta Costera – May 29, 2016

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In 2015 we made more than 3,000 hearing tests and 29.3% of those screenings did not pass the first test requiring additional attention.
Watch your hearing, it is important!

 

First Tour of Hearing and Dental Health 2016

In collaboration with the Kiwanis Club Las Perlas, more than 50 volunteers included otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, dentists and people of great heart, we could provide free hearing and dental exams to more than 100 children in the community of Nueva Arenosa in La Chorrera. Also we gave an educational talk about hearing health through the School for Parents. In this way we started the year bringing health to those in need. Thanks to all who came together to make this possible.

Next Hearing Health tours:
Caimito Capira - April 2016
Yaviza in Darien - July 2016
If you want to participate as a volunteer with us just write to contacto@fundacionoiresvivir.org

This year, the Baby Fair trade show had less noise and more Health.

For the fourth consecutive year, we provided valuable information about the importance of hearing care for the Baby Fair held in Atlapa from 15 to 17 January. In this way we ensure that more children have the opportunity to become the Hearing Screening, screening test to assess hearing loss. This year also was held within the fair # Solo1Minuto of Silence, to educate about the importance of protecting hearing the noise. Thanks to Expo Events for the space we yield every year to participate and thanks to our dear volunteers who supported us.

Hearing Tests, Hearing Aid Placement and Speech Therapy available in our Clinic from Monday to Saturday.

see pictures enclosed

Taking care of hearing adults is also our job!

Hearing exams for adults, we hope in our clinic, conveniently located in Vía Fernández de Córdoba Córdoba Square, 1st Floor, Local 8. Or ask our mobile program for companies calling us at 317-0562. We also have gift certificates, from $ 10, you can purchase to donate to the adults who love them.

BEGIN YOUR SCHOOL YEAR WITH GOOD HEARING

Remember the beginning of each school year is recommended to make to your children a hearing screening to ensure they hear well. Temporary or permanent hearing loss will cause delays in language development and school performance and have a significant influence on your child's attitude toward school. Dating at 317-0562 / 1516. also we attend Saturday until 12 md.

Audiometry yes,  SCREENING, YES,  TYMPANOMETRY YES,  Evoked potentials yes,  ... All examinations under one roof.

see pictures enclosed.

Cochlear Implant INTERNATIONAL DAY FEBRUARY 25 

This day we honor Dr. Graeme Clark, creator of this wonderful invention that has already helped thousands of people. The cochlear implant is a device that transforms acoustic signals into electrical signals that stimulate the auditory nerve, allowing people to listen implanted. It has an internal component that is placed through surgery and an external component that is used in the head. It may be unilateral or bilateral and can be used by children and adults. After cochlear implant placement come a long period of oral rehabilitation to teach patients to talk. Not all deaf people are candidates for a cochlear implant, so will the doctors and specialists who define this. For more information: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implante_coclear

MORE SPEECH THERAPISTS BETTER TRAINED TRAINED  THANKS TO LOPEZ FAMILY FOUNDATION

Thanks to the Lopez Family Foundation to Children's Hospital, Panama City. and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles for making possible the February conference call, issued by Dr. Ali Strocker for the benefit of a select group of more than 20 speech therapists  who attended. In this way we join forces to continue working for a common goal pursued not only to provide hearing to poor patients in need, but also educate and provide new knowledge to professionals who care for solutions.

The Saturdays we like

Alex (implanted patient) & Yenifer from San Miguel Island begins its speech therapy  in the foundation this is the gift of sound  through the provision of a hearing aid. For their convenience we serve in our clinic on Saturdays until 12 md.

Potential Automatizados

this is another test that we offer to babies in our clinic located in Via Fernandez de Cordoba. This test evaluates the cochlea and auditory pathways. On the picture Lianys 3 months old to perform the test that was conducted by our team of speech therapists

SOON ONE MINUTE OF SILENCE 2016

WORLD DAY OF HEARING AND EAR CARE - MARCH 03

It is important to know that about 60% of hearing losses are preventable, so caring for your hearing. Hearing is Living Foundation in're here to help !! 317-0562 - 317-1516.

NEW MEMBER OF THE TEAM

Today happy to add to our team to two new members of the family WELCOME Julissa (speech therapist) and Kathia (Assistant) team Hearing is Living Foundation. We are sure that with Gabie, Addis and Nany, continue to do wonders for those who trust their hearing us. Congratulations, happy to see grow this great family !! #Gracias To Your Good Neighbors Foundation for the support to achieve this growth.

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                 Gracias a todas las empresas, organizaciones, personas y voluntarios que nos

                                                 acompañaron este año en nuestra labor.

                                                    ¡Sin ustedes no es sido posible!

SEPTEMBER 

HEARING CARE IS NOT JUST FOR THE DEAF

 When we talk about hearing health, not only  are we referring to the treatment of hearing loss, but all the conditions that may affect your sense of hearing temporarily or permanently. The common ear infection, excessive earwax or exposure to loud noises can cause you temporary hearing loss. Check your hearing and your children´s hearing at least once a year.

MY SON FAILED THE HEARING SCREENING!!

In fact this is common when performing examinations in public and private schools. When a child fails the test, there can be various reasons so the first step is to refer you to receive an ear wash and if necessary repeat the test or conduct additional testing. As data of interest: 35% of first graders in one of the schools visited during the month of September failed the test.

HEARING HEALTH IS FOR ADULTS TOO

Felipe Motta invited us to bring Hearing Screening tests and a briefing with best practices for their employees and their children. Thanks to this company for giving value to hearing care.

ROYAL SCHOOL OF PANAMA (Colegio Real de Panamá) GAVE A GREAT EXAMPLE

By allowing us to bring, besides hearing exams for their children, an educational conference for teachers and 9th graders. Widex professionals were accompanying us during this day of awareness where they provided valuable information for the audience

PANAM GENERATING LTD CONTINUES TO BRING HEARING HEALTH TO PUERTO CAIMITO

To complete the cycle hearing health for those children who failed the test in Phase I testing, the company sponsored Phase II which included washing ears and repeating auditory screening for the group of children who required it. We applaud this action of solidarity and responsibility .

UDELAS STUDENTS ARE THE BEST

We extend our thanks to all students in speech therapy of Udelas that daily accompany us on our tours to support us with hearing health examinations. Thank you !

OCTOBER

EL VALLE CHILDREN COME FOR HEARING TESTS IN THE CITY.

Because sometimes a single round of hearing tests is not enough, we brought to our clinic in the City of Panama, children from El Valle de Anton requiring additional tests that are not mobile. We hope this second stage, will  help in further improving their hearing health. Thanks to donors and volunteers who made it possible.

CELEBRATING OUR PROFESSIONALS

On October 15 FOV team held on behalf of our beloved speech therapists, Lic. Addis Sotillo, Lic. Nadiezdha González and Lic. Analida Pitty Ceballos, speech therapist and vice president of our board. Thank you all for your great job!

ENGAIGING AIP STUDENTS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

This month the students of the American Academy of Panama, were presented with  our projects to  see if they join us to achieve them. They work closely with United Way to promote their talent and energy to various NGOs working for a better Panama.  We also participating in “Ponte en Algo Fest” to attract university volunteers to make a difference in the lives of others.

NEW ALLIANCES :

A)      KIDS AND FAMILY CENTER INCLUDES THE HEARING AS PART AS THEIR REQUIREMENTS

An example to follow; K & F Center, with who this month we signed a cooperation agreement, have decided to include in their requests for registration the Hearing Screening Test. In this way they ensure that the hearing of the little ones who attend, is in the best possible condition to start the development of their language. Congratulations on this tremendous initiative. Ah,  furthermore thanks for donating the fabulous Light Table which will be used in our clinic for speech therapy.

B) COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH VITAL VOICES OF PANAMA

We signed the cooperation agreement with Vital Voices, to provide the free hearing screening test for the babies of teenage mothers at the LasClaras Center. Thanks to its President Gisela Alvarez de Porras for her trust in our work.

NOVEMBER

THANKING DONORS, FRIENDS AND VOLUNTEERS

For the fourth year we celebrate with donors, volunteers and friends, the great job we have achieved which  makes a difference in the lives of so many. Their support has enabled us to do more than 8,500 hearing tests to identify and provide treatment to children and poor adults who otherwise would not receive the "Gift of Sound". This year's event took place at the Marriott Hotel who donated us an event that was full of emotions and warmth. Thank you all!

VOLUNTEER WHO MADE THE DIFFERENCE

We were happy to nominate Marsha Diaz as our volunteer of the year for the contest "Award 2015" runned by “Ponte en Algo” , which recognizes volunteers who have excelled in their work and rewards the  winning organization. Marsha, thanks for all your support and passion for our cause.

SCREENING TESTS, ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR KIDS

We carried out our mobile testing program “Aprendo Escuchando”, to the following schools to ensure that these little ones hear well and are able to develop their language skills properly and on time: Foundation Working for a Better Future, Kids & Family Center and Kinder Joy. Thanks for the support to do so.

UNITED FOR A CITY WITH LESS NOISE

Along with the capital's mayor, we were speakers at the seminar "The Importance of Acoustic  in a City with Noise" to various local businessmen by the company ContraXeñas  Our thanks to Ricky Ramirez Flower Berbey  who recognized the event and give value to all the work we have been doing in support of better hearing health for children and adults in Panama

We also:

Participate in the Health Fair for employees at DELL

Participated with exams during the Christmas Party offerend in Colón by the BioComunidad Team, program conducted by the First Lady of Panama.

We are preparing our next tour with Kiwanis Club to serve nearly 150 children in Nueva Arenosa. 

 

REUNIDOS PARA AGRADECER

Por cuarto año consecutivo celebramos junto a donantes, voluntarios y amigos la dicha de haber logrado un gran trabajo que hace la diferencia en la vida de muchos. Su apoyo nos ha permitido ya realizar más de 8,500 exámenes auditivos para identificar y poder brindar tratamiento a niños y adultos de escasos recursos que de otra manera no recibirían el “Regalo del Sonido”. Este año el evento tuvo lugar en el Hotel Marriott quienes nos donaron un evento que estuvo lleno de emociones y cordialidad ¡Muchas gracias a todos!

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JUNE 2015

GIFT OF SOUND: Adapting Hearing Aids!

In June we celebrate with 6 patients and their families, the joy of providing the "Gift of Sound" through the provision of hearing aids, held in our Clinic Thanks to teamwork, trust, support and cooperation of Your Good Neighbor Foundation and Funproi, today these patients and their families begin a new era full of hope and new opportunities. We rejoice to serving our kids!

 

HEARING SCREENINGS for children and adults, UNDER ONE ROOF.

Children and adults take care of their hearing with us. They recognize the importance of hearing screening. For babies, it is the ability to hear well for a healthy development of  language. For adults it is safety to hear well to stay active and really connected to their work, family and social world.

 

GOTTA LISTEN TO LEARN PROGAM REACHED LA CABIMA

Sponsored by Expo Event organizers of the Baby Fair and Expo Mom Fair, we were able to bring hearing exams to more than 100 children of this school. With this program of early detection of hearing loss, we assess hearing of the smallest to ensure the development of their language  Thanks to Expo Events for supporting our hearing screening program.

 

JULIO 2015

 

We thank His Buenos Vecinos Foundation and the Association of Colombian-Panamanian ladies who donated this month to support us with our work. We continue to seek the support of companies and individuals who believe that our work makes a difference for children and adults to hear.

 

KARAOKE FUN TO BENEFIT FOV

Thanks to all the people and companies that contributed or attended to the "Karaoke Night" event in which we collected funds to continue carrying out the Hearing Care program and provision of hearing aids for children, youth and adults with hearing loss.

 

MOBILE HEALTH HEARING PROGRAM FOR KIDS

We recently had the opportunity of  taking hearing  exams  for children from the following schools: Panamanian-Chinese Cultural Center, Alfred B. Nobel Bilingual School

 

PROBONO MORGAN AND MORGAN

The professionals at Morgan and Morgan, now pro bono support us! Thanks to them now Hearing is Living Foundation offers free counseling for our legal issues. We also had the opportunity this month to take an interesting conference Hearing Care for its employees.

 

Mossak Fonseca sponsored  "GOTTA LISTEN TO LEARN PROGRAM" benefiting  more than 100 children .

Children from the Public School Our Lady of Mercy were helped with our mobile hearing screening program , which came to them, thanks to Mossak Fonseca Law Firm. Thanks to this company for supporting our work.

 

EXAMS OFFERED IN TVN

At the end July, we had the opportunity to continue educating through the interview conducted by Channel 2-TVN where we also had the opportunity to perform hearing screening tests for adults . This also included the reknowned presenter Roland Sterling who sets example by checking his hearing

 

AGOSTO 2015

EDUCATING AT EXPO MOM FAIR

On the first weekend of August we were invited to participat at this fair in which we handed out thousands of educational flyers for moms to be. Our team as well as a group of enthusiastic volunteers offered valuable information to visitors. We hope all these people are now better informed and will take better care of their hearing.

HEARING AIDS AFFORDABLE FOR THOSE WITH HEARING LOSS

We have started the promotion of the recently received Starkey Hearing Aids which we are making available affordable for those who need them. We have in the past few month helped over ten patients and hope to keep helping many more.

HEARING SCREENING FOR ADULTS AT TOWERBANK’S HEALTH WEEK

Exams were offered for adults at Towerbank during their Health Week. Along with exams we offered an educational conference to better inform them about taking care of hearing and risks when exposed to excessive noise.

MORE KIDS BENEFIT FROM OUR HEARING HEALTH PROGARM

Kids at ABCnMe School received their hearing screening to ensure there are no hearing losses and that they can develop language on time. During our visit, kid’s mothers had a bake sale which funds will be donated in part to FOV to help us carry out our programs.

EXAMS FOR KIDS AT “Aldeas SOS

Aldeas SOS in Panama shelters kids with no home and helps them get educated and become useful members of society. To contribute with this cause, in August we offered screening hearing to 40 kids and their guardians.

COMING SOON TO EL VALLE DE ANTON

On August 29 – We will go on a Hearing Screening Tour to El Valle, along with Hope Worldwide Foundation, were we will attend approximately 200 children from four different schools.

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CHOCLEAR IMPLANT DAY - 

Celebrating Cholear Implant Day we participated with "Puedo Oir Group" in an activity where families with implanted children had the opportunity to interact and share stories

EDUCATING PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS

We offered a conference on Hearing Health, Screening and Early Detection for school teachers who work at our  National Lottery Organization, pre-schools. Dr. Stella Rowley and Analida Pitty Ceballos from our FOV board presented two interesting conferences.

GOOD DEEDS DAY – FREE HUGS FOV

On March 15, for the 1st time ever, Panama participated in along with more than 70 other countries to celebrate "Goods Deed Day". Our foundation decided to participte to communicate with people in a very singular way : We gave away Free Hugs!! In this way we connected with many new people who now know about us and can use our services.

GRAND OPENING OF OUR CLINIC IN A NEW LOCATION

Looking to serve more conveniently our patients, on April, 2015 we inaugurated a new clinic located on Vía Fernández de Córdoba, which offers all the audiological exams and speech therapy, all under the same roof! Access to the new clinic is much easier as it is close to metro station and arriving, by bus, taxi or even walking is now possible.

INTERNATIONAL NOISE AWARENESS DAY

For the fourth consecutive year, Fundación Oír es Vivir, celebrated and promotioned in Panamá, the 20th version of International Noise Awareness Day which this year was on April 29th. This special day, which intends t raise concience and education in regards with noise induced hearing loos is celebrated with a minute of silence from 2:15pm to 2:16 pm. The support was massive ! Over 35 media companies including television, radio, outdoors, magazines and newspapers suppported this movement providing free advertising to invite all to hold 1 minute of silence. The hashtag #Solo1Minuto (#Only1Minute) became trending topic in Panama during the month of April, and many companies as well as personalities and individual demonstrated their support by sending us a selfie doing "shhhhhh". 

Over 17 local celebrities along with 4 deaf kids, donated their image, time and efforts to be the face of our print and tv campaign. We also offered on that special day Free Hearing Screening at our clinic.

OUR MOBILE HEARING SCREENING PROGRAMA CONTINUES REACHING MANY

Along with the services we provide at our clinic, we have continued to take our team of professionals to public and private schools as well as to indigenous communities and rural areas to be able to extend the benefits of our hearing loss detection program. Here are some of the places we have been able to serve in the last 3 months:

Over 450 kids attended in 4 public schools the area of Tocumen: Schools were, Nuevo Belén, La Siesta,Emperatriz Taboada y Sector Sur

HEARING TESTING FOR ADULTS

Several have been the companies benefited during this period with our hearing screening tests for adults. Among the ones visited are:

FREE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

on May 6th, we offered the 7th version of our Free Educational Conferences for Teachers and Parents which aim to help them aquire knowledge on different thems related to hearing health, education and raising. On this occasion we invited 3 reknowned local professionals who contributed their time and knowledge with interesting themes on “Strategies to Deal with Bullying at School”, “Color a Language that Communicates”, “Proactivity, the Key to Personal Growth” and finally one conference about hearing health.

Attendance was a full house with over 100 participants all very please with the help Fundación Oír es Vivir provides with this educational events.

 

A NEW COCHLEAR IMPLANT FOR GABY

With the help of Fundación Sus Buenos Vecinos, a local and very reknowned Foundation lead by the biggest bank in Panamá, Banco General, we could give 8 year old Gaby an upgrade of her cochlear implant. This new version which is the Neptune – a water proof implant – will allow Gaby to also excel in what she loves best: To swim.

 

HEARING SCREENINGS WITH THE LIONS CLUB

On May 23, we were part of the annual Hearing Screening event held by Lions Club at Santo Tomas Hospital to benefit adults. In this occasion our team of fonoaudiologists participated had the help of students from the university UDELAS and worked along with many other institutions invited to provide exams and general information to the adult population that attended.

 

 

THE GIFT OF SOUND THROUGH HEARING AIDS

We are currently working on adapting hearing aids for several kids and young adults who have hearing loss. Among the first ones to receive this help we count Milagros a 2 year old girl and Natael, a 13 year old boy from the indigenous Emberá community. They both, along with around 6 or 7 more kids will start enjoying the gift of sound. This life changing action has been worked in conjunctions with Fundación Pro-Integración who provides, exams, adaptations and hearing aids to complete the circle of sound and benefit our patients !! It is the work of many who make this possible.

 

FREE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR PANDEPORTES

On May 27th we offered a free 1 hour conference about Hearing Health and Noise Protection to the employees at Pandeportes, our national entity that promotes sports. The intention behind this service is to alert them all in respect with hearing care.

 

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS – COMPETING FOR A CASH PRIZE

We have been actively participating in the month of May to collect as many votes as posible for our Foundation in order to be able to win one of the cash prices offered by Fundación Sus Buenos Vecinos – from Banco General – to the 29 local foundations that raise the most votes among their clients. We have organized a well motivated task force that with the help of volunteers is looking for votes in malls, universities, companies and with friends and family. We hope our efforts is worth one of the prices, as we need it so bad to keep on working to take hearing health to those who need it the most in Panama.

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INternational Cochlear implant day
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Good deeds day-Free hugs
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Education for Parents & Teachers
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Location: Panama, Republic of Panama, Latin America - Panama
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