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Survivors of Leningrad blockade to receive hearing aids in Bishkek.

14 hearing aids will be given to participants of the Leningrad blockade living today in Bishkek on January 14, the Kyrgyz-American Alliance public association reported.

The event will take place at the audiologist's office, where all blockade survivors will be examined by an audiologist and tested for the use of modern equipment.

Activists from the Our Victory movement requested compatriots living abroad to purchase good hearing aids for the blockade participants in order to improve old people's quality of life, the statement said.

"We liked that the request was specific; we were given a list of the blockade participants, and we decided that it would be a good gift for the siege survivors. We collected money, consulted with specialists, and bought the hearing aids," founder of the Alliance Arstanbek Sargaldayev said.

It is very important for old people to hear in order to be guided in life, feel comfortable at home and on the street, head of the Kyrgyz blockade society Anna Kutanova noted.

"Hearing aid gives an opportunity to listen to the radio and television programs. This is a real sign of caring, as we only ask human treatment for the Leningrad blockade participants," Kutanova concluded.

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Date:Jan 12, 2015
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