Bosnia Speech and Hearing Project Bosnia is located in southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. It is a beautiful country and the mountainous heart of former Yugoslavia. In size, Bosnia is comparable to West Virginia and today there are three Presidents. Rolling hills and sparkling streams, as well as millions of landmines and unexploded ... Article
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Bosnia Speech and Hearing Project
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  • Jean Anne Jordan
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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Article   |   May 01, 2003
Bosnia Speech and Hearing Project
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, May 2003, Vol. 11, 6-9. doi:10.1044/arii11.1.6
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, May 2003, Vol. 11, 6-9. doi:10.1044/arii11.1.6
Bosnia is located in southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. It is a beautiful country and the mountainous heart of former Yugoslavia. In size, Bosnia is comparable to West Virginia and today there are three Presidents. Rolling hills and sparkling streams, as well as millions of landmines and unexploded ordinances mark the country. Travel books advise visitors to “not step off of the unpaved road under any circumstances.” A civil war erupted in Bosnia in 1992 and lasted for 3 years until the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in December of 1995. In 1991, Bosnia had a population of 4.4 million. In 1998, the population was reduced to 3.4 million. Over 250,000 people were killed in the war and many were forced to leave their homes. Tlie lush hills surrounding the valley in Sarajevo displays abandoned or destroyed homes and gaping rooftops. The past decade has been brutal and bloody, with much of the population becoming internally and externally displaced. An estimated 40,000–70,000 individuals currently require physical rehabilitation for war injuries and an estimated one third of the total population suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Jewett, Gallagher, & Taggart, 2002; Jewett, 2002). Bosnia has defied the odds to be an independent nation, as it is today. Although their future is uncertain, the citizens of this proud country remain very optimistic and are dedicated to working hard to rebuild their nation.
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