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Can one be Yotzeh Meggilah on Skype or webcast or through a microphone or telephone is there a difference between each? Does a Hearing Aid disqualify a person from being Yotzeh the Laining?

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Semi answers:

1)http://www.chaburas.org/ramkol.html

2) http://www.ou.org/torah/article/grunfelds_daf_yomi_megillah/

3) http://waterburyyeshiva.org/highlights/2011/02/microphone/

4) http://hirhurim.blogspot.com/2006/11/can-one-fulfill-mitzvah-through.html

5) http://wap.torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5758/toldos.html

6) http://www.yasharbooks.com/grayexcerpt2.pdf

A very decisive Psak seems That someone who hears the Megilla via radio, telephone, or microphone does not fulfill his obligation. (Shearim Mezuyanim Bahalacha 141:6) Overall it Seems that it is not Allowed

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apparently the Minchas Elezar allowed through the Phone see here: 5as.org/content/default.asp?artid=298 –  SimchasTorah Mar 21 '11 at 21:17
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