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March 10, 2003

A new FM for young Ben

From: Port Macquarie News, Australia - 10 Mar 2003

HEARING impaired student Ben Collins will take possession of a brand new hearing device this week, after thieves stole his original one from his classroom.

The frequency modulator (FM), valued about $1000, was replaced by Australian Hearing Services.

Ben has lived with a severe to profound hearing loss since birth, when he and his twin brother were born three months premature.

The year one Hastings Public School student needs the device to create a direct communication link with his teacher.

The Port Macquarie branch of Australian Hearing Services donated a temporary hearing device while the new transmitter was being sought.

That has allowed Ben to learn at school without the added pressure of having a hearing impairment.

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