Basma Center Holds a Course on the ABR Device

Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy held a course on the ABR device, trained by Dr. Ramadan Hussein, an Audiologist.

The center’s staff and a group of graduates of Audiology attended the course, which lasted for three days.

The course was to train the team on operating and using the ABR device.

Dr. Wael Abo Nammos, a board member, said that this course is part of the activities of “Cochlear Implant for Children with Hearing Impairment” project.

Supplying the ABR Device

 

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation supplies the ABR device for Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy.

 

Emad Isleem, the manager of the rehabilitation department of Emaar, said that supplying the ABR device was part of “Cochlear Implant for Children with Hearing Impairment” project.

The device is going to be used in the early detection of hearing disorders.

In this context, Emad confirmed that in the next few days Basma team will be trained on using the ABR device before the service is officially approved within the center’s services.

 

 

 

Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy Distributes Hearing Aids, Funded by Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

 

With a generous fund from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Basma Center distributed hearing aids to a group of children suffering from hearing loss, in the presence of Dr. Mohammad Zaqout, the General Manager of Nasser Medical Complex, and the Board members of Emaar headed by Eng. Abdullah Albohiri, the Vice President, and the families of the targeted children.

32 hearing aids were distributed for 17 children, from the southern governorates, as a part of “Cochlear Implant for Children with Hearing Impairment ”  project.

Emaar Welcomes a Delegation from the UNICEF

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation welcomes a delegation from the UNICEF, represented by Ms. Amani Jouda, childhood and nutrition officer, and Dr. Safaa Abo Orof, childhood protection officer.

During their visit, the delegation made a tour inside Basma Special School and Emaar’s centers to learn about the services provided by the Association.

Ms. Amani also expressed her pride in such Association that works with a clear vision and mission and targets one of the most marginalized groups in the Gaza Strip.

 

A Qatari Medical Delegation Visits Emaar Association

A Qatari medical delegation visited Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation to learn about the conditions of children with cochlear implants and hearing impairment who receive rehabilitation and education services at Emaar centers.

The delegation included Dr. Khaled Abd Al Hadi, the Head of Hearing and Balance Unit at Hamad Medical Corporation, and Dr. Mohammad Murad, the ENT Consultant at the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Khaled Abd Al Hadi said that the Qatari cooperation in the Gaza Strip has contributed to conducting 150 surgeries for children with hearing impairment and he was proud to say that the children are now able to hear and speak.

He also said: “During my health missions to the Middle East countries, I can say that Emaar is the first to provide excellent rehabilitation services despite the harsh conditions of the Gaza Strip”.

Basma Center Holds a Meeting to Select Candidates for the Hearing Aids Fitting

Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy held a meeting to select candidates for the hearing aids fitting as part of “Cochlear Implants for Children with Hearing Impairment” project, funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development – Kuwait.

The meeting committee included a pediatrician, Dr. Wael Abo Nammos; a board member, Mr. Emaad Isleem; the manager of rehabilitation department, Dr. Riad Abo Shammalah; an otolaryngologist, and Dr. Ramadan Hussein; an audiologist.

Emaar Association Conducts a Free Eye Medical Day

Emaar Association for Development and Rehabilitation in cooperation with St. John Hospital and Tamar institute for Community Education conducted an eye medical day for 52 patients.

Basma Center Reuses FM System Device

 

Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy reuses FM System device in the rehabilitation services.

The rehabilitation manager, Mr. Emad Isleem, said that this device is one of the qualitative devices used to promote the rehabilitation level of children with hearing impairment.

Akram Afanah, the rehabilitation specialist at Basma Center, said that the device will increase the children’s linguistic outcomes while clear listening to conversations; this will reflect an improvement in the academic level of the child. Moreover, the device will improve the children speech ability especially in recognizing the sounds that need accurate auditory recognition

A Workshop for the Parents of the Children Included in “Early Detection and Prevention of Hearing and Speech Disorders” Project

Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy held a workshop for the parents of the children included in “Early Detection and Prevention of Speech Disorders” project, in the presence of a team from the Islamic Relief; the project coordinator, Ms. Lina Taha, and the M.E officer, Ms. Heba Abo Jarboo’.

In cooperation with IHH, Basma Center Conducts a Medical Screening

Basma Center for Audiology and Speech Therapy in cooperation with IHH conducted a medical audio screening for children affiliated to their Holy Quran Memorization Centers.

77 children of different age groups were screened in order to detect any problems in their hearing.