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Revealing the fifth winner of the ‘Dear John’ hearing aids contest

Readers: Here is the fifth winner of Lively hearing aids. Two more to go. And then maybe a surprise. — John Dear John: My name is Levi, and I’m the proud 25-year-old dad of a beautiful 5-month-old. Unfortunately, hearing loss runs in my family, and my daughter needed a new pair of hearing aids, which, of course, aren’t covered by insurance. This really set us back because I was hoping to get hearing aids for myself, as I also have hearing loss. I haven’t gotten a new pair since I was 18. We have just never been able to scrape up enough money for them. I’ve applied for a number of different grants, but have been denied due to being slightly over the maximum income. Getting a new set of hearing aids for myself would make a wo ...