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Local robbery victim hears good news

6:09 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A college student robbed at gunpoint lost more than few dollars in cash, Elizabeth Melaugh was robbed of hearing.

Inside her purse were expensive hearing aids valued at almost $5,000.  Melaugh, 20, now wears an old set that she's had for five years and barely do the job.

"It wasn't until calling 911 and talking to the operator waiting for the police officer to come realized hearing aids were in the purse. I was already crying, I started sobbing," said Melaugh from her Westside home.

On Tuesday she got some good news. Beltone heard of Melaugh's robbery and the hearing aids snatched from her. The company offered to replace free of charge what the robbers took from her.

"We just felt wanted to step up and help her out," said June Holady, the director of marketing for Beltone Florida.

Hoday says Beltone is scheduling an appointment for Melaugh next so she can get replacement hearing aids.

"I cried happy tears," said Melaugh after getting the call that will help the college student once again hear clearly again. 

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