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Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity that trains specially selected dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds. Nearly nine million of the adult UK population experience some degree of hearing loss. Thatís one person in every seven. Over 650,000 of these people are severely or profoundly deaf and could potentially benefit from a hearing dog. Hearing dogs change lives. They alert their deaf owners to sounds we take for granted, providing greater independence, confidence, security, and of course companionship.
These sounds include doorbell, telephone, alarm clock, cooker timer, baby cry as well as danger sounds such as the smoke alarm and fire siren. The majority of dogs are selected from rescue centres giving unwanted dogs useful and happy lives to the benefit of deaf people. However, we also depend on dogs being donated by breeders and members of the public. Hearing Dogs also has a small breeding scheme to provide dogs particularly suited to deaf people with specific requirements including non-moulting dogs for those will asthma or allergies, to supplement the supply of donated and rescue dogs.
As a charity we receive no government funding and rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations to continue transforming the lives of deaf people. Thank you for your interest in our work. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is the only organisation in the UK training dogs to help deaf people, and is the largest organisation in the world training hearing dogs. Since 1982 we have placed more than 1,500 hearing dogs throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.