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Hearing impairment to be highlighted in lecture series

A lecture series titled “Oh Be Careful, Little Ears Can You Hear” that will focus on hearing impairment, diagnostics modalities of treatment and speech development will be launched next week. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A lecture series titled “Oh Be Careful, Little Ears Can You Hear” that will focus on hearing impairment, diagnostics modalities of treatment and speech development will be launched next week.

This, according to a Government Information Service (GIS ) statement, issued on September 6, 2018, and documents that the series will be highlighting hearing impairment and language development, and its relationship to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) graduates.

It is an initiative of the non-profit parent support organisation 'Tiny Champs' and the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

The initiative was launched this year and seeks to give support to parents and families of infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Pediatrician and Tiny Champs founder, Dr Natasha D. Frett, said the organisation seeks to provide opportunities for access to Medical, Allied Health, Developmental and Educational Specialists who would assist with the management of children, and provide opportunities to access social and financial networks that would lend support.

The aim also is to advocate for the recognition, establishment, procurement and maintenance of programmes, equipment and services that contribute to the holistic care of children and providing emotional support to parents and families.

The lectures will be held on September 12, 17 and 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM in the Lobby of the New Peebles Hospital and is a part of the continuing Medical Education initiatives at BVIHSA.

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