Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Charity information

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings.
Hearing Dogs was launched at the world famous Crufts dog show in 1982. Since then we have created over 1,600 life-changing partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs in the UK. There are currently over 750 working partnerships in the country.

We train hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important household sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm - providing independence, confidence and valuable companionship.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    Mission statement: To offer greater independence, confidence and companionship to deaf people by providing dogs trained to alert them to chosen everyday sounds.
    Nearly nine million of the UK population experience some degree of hearing loss. That's one person in every seven. Over half a million are severely or profoundly deaf. We want to help as many of these people as possible by creating life-changing partnerships between deaf people and specially trained hearing dogs.

  • Aims

    Hearing Dogs for Deaf People aims to:

    • 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. Increasing the number of trained hearing dogs will enable the Charity to significantly reduce waiting time for both new applicants and for recipients awaiting a ‘successor’ hearing dog, a replacement for one that is retired or has passed away.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 293358

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 120

    Part time staff: 50

    Phone number: 01844 348100

    Address: Hearing Dogs For Deaf People The Grange Wycombe Road Saunderton Bucks HP27 9NS

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