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How Hearing Dogs Help Change Deaf Children's Lives

Health & Wellness  (tags: How hearing dogs help, change deaf, children's lives )

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Dogs are commonly known as man's best friend, but it turns out they may also be a child's, particularly if those children are one of the 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Hearing dogs, as they are known, could transform many young lives by offering compan

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Ann B (60)
Monday March 5, 2012, 10:06 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing. Really Cool.

davis t. (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 2:33 am
thats awesome

Jan Mach (3)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 3:51 am
Thats great!

Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 5:25 am
animals are awesome!! thanks Agnes

colleen p (38)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 8:49 am
can you believe some animal liberation people want this to end? "just hire someone to do the job, stop exploiting animals" they cry.

I say those people need to be trolled

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:47 am
Thank you for sharing.........

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 1:54 pm
Wonderful story, but...
They said James was the first recipient of this type of trained dog...why?
This is not something new. What am i missing here?

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 2:25 pm
We've befriended dogs for 20 millennia, this is what a dog is for. Whether it's a blind or deaf person able to achieve independence through the senses of their companion dog, a few sheep dogs protecting a flock from both four and two legged predators, hunting dogs filling in for our own weak smell sense, or a dog whose presence allows a depressed adult or child to regain focus, the contract has been bred and evolved into their species. Here's hoping this young man will thrive and succeed with the aid of the ever sharp ears of his canine companion!

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 2:59 pm
noted, thanks for sharing this Agnes

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:17 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:26 pm
I had a roommate who was deaf and she had a dog. he was not an official hearing ear dog but he knew what to do.

janet f (29)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 5:14 pm
Kids with disabilities always do well with animals. The animals are not judgemental and that puts people, in general, at ease. All kids should have some kind of animal in the house when they're growing up whether they have a disability or not. It makes for a more compassionate and empathetic child.

Colleen Clark (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 6:12 pm
These precious animals need protection in every possible way!

Vicky L (3)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:32 am
Beautiful video of a great relationship! Maybe this is new in the U.K., but I've seen numerous stories of dogs assisting deaf people. Maybe the new part is assigning the dogs to children?

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:43 am
Noted, thanks.

Andrea A (11)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:49 am
Noted, thanks.

Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:54 am
You cannot currently send a star to Agnes because you have done so within the last week.

KS G (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:53 am
Thanks for the article.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 7:14 am
Animals help us everyday of our life's and how do some people repay these animals?
They starve, beat, abandon and kill them, that is totally unfair!!

Terri Hughes (416)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:58 pm
This is GREAT, animals can work wonders. Thanks Agnes!!

Meta Reid (0)
Monday March 12, 2012, 7:58 am
That's a really wonderful video. Thanks for the article. Hopefully health care here in the US would cover something like this too?
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