Organizations for Hearing Dogs

A hearing dog is specifically selected and trained to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing by alerting them to important sounds, such as doorbells, smoke alarms, ringing telephones, alarm clocks, traffic, or the handler’s name.

Typically, the dog is trained as a puppy to be a working dog by special trainers.  New owners go through about two weeks of initial training (in addition to ongoing training) on how to work with their hearing dogs. Many individuals are able to receive hearing dogs at no cost, thanks to generous donors and volunteers. 

* Canine Companions for Independence (Multiple Locations)

* Little Angles Service Dogs (Multiple Locations)

* International Hearing Dog, Inc. (Colorado)

* Paws with a Cause (Michigan)

* Dogs for Better Lives (Oregon)

* World Class Service Dogs (Massachusetts)