Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the charity that trains dogs that transform the lives of deaf people, is at Adams Park on Saturday to raise awareness of the charity and the valuable work it does, and to raise vital funds to help it continue to help deaf people across the UK.
The charity, accompanied by Beatrice – the charity’s larger than life mascot – and two of its hearing dogs, are hoping that the generous support of visitors to Adams Park will enable it to help train more dogs to alert deaf people to every day sounds (that hearing people often take for granted) such as the doorbell, oven timer and alarm clock and danger sounds such as the smoke alarm, which can save a deaf person’s life.
Deaf people often struggle with loneliness and isolation, and hearing dogs also provide companionship and help their human partners to reconnect with the world around them.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is based in Buckinghamshire (ten minutes from Adams Park) but helps thousands of deaf and hard of hearing people all across the UK. The adorable, clever dogs it trains do so much for the deaf people they are partnered with, but it costs around £40,000 to train and support a hearing dog for the duration of its life, and with no government funding the charity relies on the generous support of those who want to help make a real difference to the lives of those living with deafness.
If you would like to find out more about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and its work, visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk.