Deafness is an ‘invisible’ disability. It continues to be surrounded by misunderstanding. As a result, many deaf and hearing impaired people often experience feelings of isolation, loneliness and frustration. Apart from alerting the person to the sounds there are many other tangible benefits of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.
- Enhanced self-confidence, self esteem and sense of well-being
- Greater independence
- Increased security
- Reduced stress
- Social interaction
- New interest and responsibilities
- Moderate, regular exercise