Life With a Deaf Cat

One of my cats, Yuki, is a tiny tabby with a lot of energy. Most people don’t realize it when they meet her but Yuki is deaf. Yuki could hear when we got her as a kitten and was deaf by 6 years old. There were subtle signs – she didn’t come when called for (but for a cat that’s … Read more

What is a Hearing Dog?

Did you know dogs could be trained to assist the hearing-impaired? Hearing dogs are trained to alert their hearing-impaired owners to things like: A doorbell or knock at the door Telephone ringing Someone calling their owner’s name Alarm clock Baby crying Appliances (microwave, tea kettle, washer/dryer) The amazing thing about hearing dogs is they have to listen for everything but … Read more