Hearing-impaired students join Wallingford high school marching bands

While high school freshmen Ryan Bell and Sid Mautte IV may seem no different than other kids in the percussion section, both are hearing impaired and depend on technology to play. It is believed to be the first time hearing-impaired students have been in the Lyman Hall and Sheehan marching bands in more than a decade.

Bell, 14, who attends Sheehan, has Treacher Collins syndrome, a disorder that affects the development of facial bones. He uses a special hearing aid.

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