Twenty-one-year-old Erin recently celebrated the first anniversary of being partnered with hearing dog Otis, and it’s safe to say that this incredible black Labrador has already made a huge difference to her life.
Life-changing is certainly true when you talk about Jen and her hearing dog Dram. Jen had always struggled with loneliness, but that changed when a very clever cocker spaniel came bounding into her life.
Even before lockdown, many deaf people felt isolated. During the Coronavirus crisis, loneliness became even more of a challenge. British Sign Language teacher Jill Hipson describes how she stayed connected to the world, with help from hearing dog Kit.