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April 26, 2004

Thieves steal Sydney boy's hearing aid

From: ABC Online - Australia - Apr 26, 2004

A profoundly deaf child is without any form of hearing after thieves stole his $20,000 cochlear implant processor.

Police say the processor is similar in size to a discman, and whoever stole it may not realise their mistake.

The theft took place in Willmot, in Sydney's west.

The four-year-old boy is unable to hear without the processor, and anyone who has information about where to find it has been asked to contact police.

© 2004 Australian Broadcasting Corporation