Best of Brooklyn: Hearing-impaired student performs in play

Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when he was 2 years old and also uses interpreters. Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when he was 2 years old and also uses interpreters.
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A hearing-impaired student is part of Fort Hamilton High School's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" play that began Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when he was 2 years old and also uses interpreters.

The play's director and Langshteyn's classmates say he stands out for his work ethic, kindness and killer dance moves.

He tells News 12 that he has had so much being part of the drama department and especially in "In the Heights."

Langshteyn says he wants to study either visual communications or film at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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