A warm welcome to your final newsletter of 2021. Full of all the latest updates and heart-warming stories from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
As we round up the year, we are really excited to tell you about some ground-breaking research carried out by the University of York. This research found that deaf people with hearing dogs have significantly better mental well-being, are less dependent on others, and have fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression compared to those waiting for a hearing dog. They were also significantly less likely to feel isolated and fearful, either in the home or when out and about.
The study provides solid evidence to support what we see every day – that our amazing dogs make a monumental difference to deaf people’s lives. You can find out more about what was found in the study here.
10-year-old James is one of the deaf children being helped by a hearing dog. In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find out how James’s hearing dog, Kandy, is the best Christmas present he has ever received. Kandy has reduced James’s anxiety and made him feel more confident. It is only because of your support that we can continue training these incredible dogs – dogs that alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds and help them to leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life. Thank you.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones lots of health and happiness as we head into the Christmas period. We hope that whatever Christmas looks like to you this year, you have a joyful one, and we hope that this newsletter will make you smile.
Warm wishes from everyone at Hearing Dogs.
Young James once felt anxious and lacked confidence. Today, if you ask him how he feels about hearing dog Kandy, he will tell you, through tears of love: “Kandy makes me feel joyful and happy.”
It has been a busy few weeks for our clever hearing dog puppies with a number of them experiencing ‘firsts’ in their training. You will see first training classes, first train journeys and the first time practising in their burgundy jackets.
Meet our incredibly cute six-week-old cocker spaniel puppies, find out the huge milestones that Wish (pictured) and Brie are celebrating, and much more.
Sponsor a puppy as a gift for a loved one this Christmas and change a deaf person’s life. They will receive a fabulous welcome pack and then regular updates on their pup’s progress.
Looking for that paw-fect Christmas present? We are currently offering a fantastic 50% off our Hearing Dogs 2022 calendar, so you can look at cute pups all year round. Please order by 14 December for Christmas delivery.