Type of service:
The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Princes Risborough, HP27 9NS
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.
British Sign Language
- Any Age
- SEND descriptors
- Contact service direct
- No referral needed
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