A look at hearing dogs

WI – At the September meeting of Nettleton and Moortown WI, the speaker was Christine Barrett and her companion Saxon, who plays a big part in her life.

Saxon is a trained hearing dog for the deaf and can tell Christine when the phone rings of when someone is at the door.

The training of hearing dogs was first started in America, with the first training programme beginning in 1982 under the Royal National Institute for the Deaf.