Deafinitely Dogs! places Hearing dogs with Newly Deaf, Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Some of the clients we reach are newly deaf or hard of hearing due to trauma, (such as our wounded warriors), illness or disease. Of course, we also place dogs with those who have been Deaf or Hard of hearing for majority or all of their lifetime. Because we are centrally located in the United States, dogs can be placed throughout the USA.
Hearing dogs are trained to alert people to household sounds such as smoke/fire alarms, doorbell, kitchen timers, baby cry etc… These sounds are important for safety and independence. Dogs are trained to physically make touch and lead their person to the source of the sound. Many of these dogs are trained for in home only. When deemed necessary, we also train dogs that help their person with increased awareness of their environment while in public. By providing sound awareness and companionship these dogs provide increased freedom and independence.