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Meet Thora from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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Thora is one of many dogs that the staff at Hearing Dogs for Deaf in Buckinghamshire have trained up, ready to help their partnered human! 46 children are currently on their waiting list, eager for a new four-legged friend to help them manage feelings of isolation and fear.

 

Those experiencing loss of hearing or deafness can find it a frightening experience – and for many children this can be intensified at night-time when any hearing aids may be turned off. Hearing Dogs for Deaf can provide an invaluable hearing dog to these children who is specially trained to help. Through their training can help with such as sleep troubles by providing a sure way to be woken up if there was a problem or alarm, and the dogs can help with sound awareness, safety and loneliness. Their work transforms the lives of the children they support by improving their confidence, increasing their sense of independence and easing that sense of loneliness and isolation.

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