I couldn't be more proud to be in partnership with the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs for 2017 and 2018.
One in six Australians have some form of hearing loss with this number expected to rise to one in four by 2050. This number is greatly increased in older Australians. The technological advances with hearing aids and cochlear implants continue to improve with each passing day, however there are times when something else is needed. This is where a Lions Hearing Dog helps!
From the hard of hearing person who takes their aid off at night to the profoundly deaf person where no aids help, many Australians live at risk when they can’t hear sounds such as the knock at the door, a telephone or, most seriously, a smoke alarm.
Since 1982 Lions Hearing Dogs have provided a set of “furry ears” to hundreds of Australians, all possible from the ongoing support of Lions Clubs across Australia.
The Australian Lions Hearing Dogs National Headquarters in the Adelaide Hills is the only accredited Training Centre in Australia, with the program being accredited by Assistance Dogs International.
To continue providing this service to deaf and hard of hearing Australians they need our support.
You will often see myself and my team down at Alberton Oval with the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs cheering on the Magpies.