By Glen S. Ramos/Benjamin F. Cuaresma
DOH-CALABARZON Regional Outcome Manager for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (in gray) observes the assessment and evaluation of children with hearing impairment during the hearing test conducted at the regional office on June 8, 2021.
MANILA — Persons with hearing disabilities from various parts of The DOH-CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) has on Tuesday conducted a hearing aid assessment on persons with hearing impairment from various parts of the region at its regional office in Project #4, Quezon City. on Regional Outcome Manager for Persons with Disabilities Paulina A. Calo said that those who will pass the assessment and evaluation will be given free set of hearing device.
“Priority nating bibigyan dito ay yung mga batang mayroong hearing impairment, lalo na iyong mga batang nahinto sa pagaaral at hindi na makapagpatuloy pa dahil sa kanilang kapansanan.”
“Layunin ng regional office na makapagbigay ng libreng hearing aid upang sila ay makapagpatuloy pa ng kanilang pag-aaral. Ang pagkakaroon ng kapansanan ng isang tao ay kailanman hindi dapat maging hadlang sa kaniyang pagunlad kaya ang ating gobyerno ay may mga programa na nagbibigay ng tulong, parehong mga pagkakataon at mga benepisyo upang sila ay makapagpatuloy at magawa nila ang kanilang mga tungkulin,” Calo stated.
A total of 50 sets of hearing aids, ten for every province, will be given after undergoing consultation, assessment and fitting.
Individuals with hearing impairment have total or partial inability to hear sounds. Some are mild, moderate and severe. Individuals with moderate deafness may need a hearing aid. Early detection is important in order to prevent it.
“PWDs need greater attention and considerations in terms of health needs, that’s why we have this health and wellness program for PWD’s, this is the way of the government to help them by assessing and providing them the device to be able to communicate easily with them,” Calo emphasized.
Republic Act No. 7277, known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, provides for the rights and privileges for disabled persons giving them priorities and fostering their capacity to attain a more meaningful, productive and satisfying life. (ai/mtvn)