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Ballarat Base launches fundraiser for vital piece of equipment


Grampians Health has launched a fundraising appeal in a bid to purchase a vital bit of equipment designed to pick up hearing loss in babies.

The current machine is old and can no longer be repaired, a new state-of-the-art new-born hearing diagnostic machine would cost about $75,000.
Ballarat Base Hospital Audiologist Cambell Stevens says the upgrade is vital.
"Really, babies with hearing loss wouldn't be diagnosed as effectively, the treatments are not as good."
"I think it's a fantastic cause, it's a great bit of equipment we're looking to purchase, and it will literally change the lives of the babies," Mr Stevens said.
Tax deductible donations can be made via www.bhs.org.au

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