Chris recently met deaf Tim Stanley from Teignmouth in Devon, who has a hearing dog
, miniature poodle, Mickey.
for Deaf People is now in its 35th year and each year trains hundreds of dogs to help deaf people with daily life.
18 MONTHS OF TRAINING | Hearing Dogs
for the Deaf, set up in 1982, trains dogs to alert deaf |people to sounds they can't hear.
Always by her side is her hearing dog
Andy, a threeyear-old Labrador, who lets her know if she is being called, if someone is at the door or an alarm is sounding.
So when Tammy was 30 years old, friends suggested she apply for a hearing dog
for deaf people.
Phone engineer Ian Finnie, 46, of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, got his hearing dog
Cinders seven years ago - but she still remembers the family who looked after her as a pup.
"PPDG has supported Hearing Dogs
for several years now," said Vicky.
The torch, Logan and his family have now raised about GBP 32,000 for Hearing Dogs
for Deaf People, which marked its 30th anniversary in 2012.
Some people ask if a keychain flashlight would be a good event marker for their hearing dogs
. In my opinion, no; light is not quite as versatile as a clicker.
Lynn Larner, regional fundraiser for the North of England at Hearing Dogs
for Deaf People, said: "A hearing dog
isn't just a practical asset but is also an emotional support and a friend in a silent world.
Service dogs and hearing dogs
are two types of assistance dogs.
alert severely and profoundly deaf people to sounds such as smoke alarms, crying babies, telephones and alarm clocks.