Audiology in Nicaragua Just after completing a master’s degree in audiology, I spent 9 months in 1987 as a volunteer in Nicaragua. Although I visited the Managua school for the deaf and knew various Nicaraguans with hearing losses, my work at the time concentrated on interviewing victims of the Contra War. In 1990, ... Perspective
Perspective  |   November 01, 1995
Audiology in Nicaragua
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Laura Polich, MS
    Speech and Hearing Clinic (A1100), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1089
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Hearing Disorders / International & Global / Perspective
Perspective   |   November 01, 1995
Audiology in Nicaragua
American Journal of Audiology, November 1995, Vol. 4, 6-9. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0403.06
History: Received September 23, 1994 , Accepted February 2, 1995
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1995, Vol. 4, 6-9. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0403.06
History: Received September 23, 1994; Accepted February 2, 1995
Acknowledgments
This paper is based on 37 personal interviews conducted in Nicaragua between May 16 and June 10, 1994. Each person interviewed provided valuable background information or statistics that have made this report possible. In particular, I would like to thank Noel Lam Herrera and Iliana Ruiz of the Ministry of Education; Natalia Popova of Los Pipitos; Juan Carlos Aleman, and Javier, Maria, and Sandra López Gómez of the National Association of the Deaf of Nicaragua; Silvia Ayon; and Dr. Alma Acuña de Izabá for the time they took to explain the history and present role of audiology in Nicaragua. Partial travel funds were provided by grants from the Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association, the Austin Sertoma Club, and the Shell Foundation. I gratefully acknowledge the help and cooperation of all my informants and supporters. The blame for any errors due to misunderstanding what they told me is, of course, reserved for myself.
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