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Mansfield Teen Is Award Finalist for Hearing Loss Innovation

A Massachusetts woman is a finalist for a national award that recognizes outstanding individuals with hearing loss

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    Mansfield Teen Is Award Finalist for Hearing Loss Innovation
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    A Massachusetts woman is a finalist for a national award that recognizes outstanding individuals with hearing loss.

    Eighteen-year-old Catherine Fitzgerald, of Mansfield, is among three finalists for the 2019 Oticon Focus on People Award. Denmark-based Oticon manufactures hearing aids.

    The Sun Chronicle reports that Fitzgerald developed a guide to help local police assist people like her with hearing loss.

    During a nine-week police department internship earlier this year, Fitzgerald led American Sign Language training sessions for officers and produced an ASL pocket guide that's now in demand from other police departments.

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    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    Award recipients get $1,000 for themselves and another $1,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. The winner will be announced in November.

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