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Samantha Vinik helps youngsters protect their hearing

by Suzanne Kurtz Sloan

23 hours ago

Samantha Vinik: “If even one child locks the volume on their iPod, it’s worth it to me.” (Courtesy of Samantha Vinik)/JTA

Born with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct in her left ear, Samantha Vinik has lost nearly 94 percent of her hearing from the congenital degenerative condition.

But when the 18-year-old... read full article

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