Deaf Awareness Week

A Derbyshire boy is promoting Deaf Awarenes Week with his story of being on a pioneering project placing hearing dogs with deaf children.

His is one of only 12 placements of its kind in the country.

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Full report on Hearing Dogs by John Willats

There are around 45 thousand deaf children in the UK.

Traditionally, specially trained dogs to offer help have only been available to adults.

But research has found hearing dogs can also have a big impact on the lives of deaf children.

One of those who is already benefitting is 11 year old James Cheung from Derbyshire.

His story is now at the centre of a national campaign to help train more dogs.

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