hearing dog

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hearing dog

a dog that has been specially trained to help deaf or partially deaf people by alerting them to sounds such as a ringing doorbell, an alarm, etc.
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Chris recently met deaf Tim Stanley from Teignmouth in Devon, who has a hearing dog, miniature poodle, Mickey.
Hearing Dogs 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.
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.
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.
Hearing dogs alert severely and profoundly deaf people to sounds such as smoke alarms, crying babies, telephones and alarm clocks.