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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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A boy and his dog - James and Kurt promote campaign

James Cheung from Derbyshire is part of a pioneering project placing hearing dogs with deaf children. His is one of only 12 placements of its kind in the country.

James explains how Kurt helps him in everyday life.

James say, "He pulls the duvet to wake me. He's my best friend.

"If the smoke alarm goes off he lets me know and I give him a treat."

James and Kurt are promoting the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

It takes around £45,000 to train and place a hearing dog.

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