Hearing Dogs for Deaf People


Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals, providing independence, confidence and companionship. Through the support of The Big Give we would be delighted to raise £45,000 to breed, train and support a new hearing dog partnership.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (293358)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




Hearing loss is on the rise with 10 million people in the UK who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Alarmingly that is one in six people. As our population ages this number is set to grow and by 2013 there will be more than 14.5 million people with hearing loss in the UK. As awareness of our work grows we are now seeing a significant demand for our services. We urgently need the funds to be able to grow our operation in order to increase the number of trained hearing dogs each year.


Hearing dogs provide their recipients with independence, confidence and companionship by alerting them to important household sounds and danger signals such as the doorbell, telephone, alarm clock and smoke alarm in the home, at work and in public buildings. The practical sound work and companionship benefits are profound; changing lives of loneliness and isolation into fulfilled lives of independence and security. Your support would be very much appreciated and make a very real difference.