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Gift of hearing from Australia changes lives in African nations

Hearing aid recipient Joseph Source: SBS

It is like the old expression that someone's trash can be someone else's treasure. For those who cannot afford hearing aids in developing countries, receiving a second-hand pair is virtually priceless. Ryan Emery reports on how the gift of hearing from Australia is improving lives and changing futures in faraway places.

Joseph was robbed of his hearing by severe ear infections when he was a small child fighting for survival in the slums of a Ugandan city.

 

He found sanctuary in an orphanage, but was reclusive and prone to aggression as he descended into a world of silence.

 

Today, with the gift of hearing aids from Australia, his world has opened up.

 

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