Dogs are truly reliable furry buddies, right? You wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t agree, so please allow us to tell you about some particularly amazing dogs that you could play a part in helping them on their journey to brilliance. Remember, regardless of the breed of the dog, they are regarded as the top choice for serving as a service animal, therapy animal, and even an emotional support animal.
Why hearing dogs?
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People offers life changing independence and confidence by training and providing hearing dogs that alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals. Hearing dogs Ialso offer emotional support and companionship by helping to reduce the feelings of stress, isolation and loneliness that deafness can often bring.
Hearing dogs are easily recognizable by their distinctive jackets and lead slips, providing visibility to an otherwise invisible and overlooked disability, giving confidence to their deaf owners when in public.
Statistics on hearing dogs
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over have trouble hearing. With hearing loss on the increase, demand for our life-changing service is growing. They do not receive any government funding so rely on the generosity of the general public to continue their important work.