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hearing dog

n.
A dog trained to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired person by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds, such as a doorbell or fire alarm.
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hearing dog

A dog specially trained to assist people with diminished hearing or deafness. Synonym: signal dog
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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.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity that trains dogs to alert deaf people to ' important sounds and danger signals, such as the doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm.
Just as you wouldn't shout when you teach a new verbal cue to a hearing dog, hand signals need not be exaggerated, just perceivable by the dog.
In addition, we tested the following hypothesis: persons who receive a service or hearing dog would (1) be healthier, (2) be more physically independent, (3) function better, (4) be more mobile, (5) participate more in productive activities, and (6) be more satisfied with life after receiving the dog compared with before receiving the dog and compared with a wait list control group.
Button will be sent for her final stage of training in one of two specialised training facilities in Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire where she will continue through the ranks to become a highly specialised Hearing Dog for Deaf People.
National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is now campaigning to educate businesses about their obligations under the Equality Act 2010, to allow disabled people with hearing dogs into their premises.
The family are now fundraising for a new hearing dog.
"It wasn't until later, when I was referred to the Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital in Birmingham, that anything was done about it." After learning about the charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Diana applied for a pup.
"We couldn't predict what happened to Rascal, but we're working very hard to reduce the time that people like Linda have to wait for a hearing dog.
A FINANCIAL services firm donated pounds 5,000 to help fund a hearing dog.
A hearing dog brings practical assistance and gives its deaf owner the confidence to go out and meet new people.