Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Princes Risborough, HP27 9NS
Telephone number:
01844 348 100 (Voice)
Mobile number:
18001 01844 348
Email address:
Service description:
Hearing Dogs train and provide dogs to alert deaf children and adults to important household sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm - providing independence, confidence and valuable companionship. Their aim is to train a hearing dog to alert to sounds which are specific to the requirements of a deaf person.

They provide dogs for:
• Deaf children
• Deaf adults
• If you are deaf and have another disability (such as a physical disability)

A hearing dog can give a deaf person a sense of independence and confidence. At the moment, they have over 900 working hearing dog partnerships across the UK.

Once a deaf person has been matched with a hearing dog, they are guaranteed a hearing dog for life. So when their first hearing dog retires at about the age of 11, they will be soon partnered with a new dog – and a lot of them keep their former hearing dogs as pets.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Languages:
British Sign Language
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • Diagnosis
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017

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