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Our 10 year old Golden has gone deaf.I'm...

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31 Jul 2021

Our 10 year old Golden has gone deaf.I'm interested in getting a used set of hearing aides (human) and trying to retrofit them for our Golden..Looking for a creative vet for suggestions to try, what to be aware of, suggestions on attaching, etc.
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31 Jul 2021
Anna
Anna
Retired Teacher/Biologist

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I’m a biologist. I’m sorry to hear about Dixie’s deafness. Hearing aids for dogs have proven to be difficult because dogs simply don’t tolerate them. However, there is a vet who has been doing what you propose. Dr. A.E. Marshall at Auburn University developed an interest in congenital deafness in Dalmatians. That interest expanded into providing hearing aids for dogs.He developed a way to modify human hearing aids. From my research, it appears that be no longer makes the bearing aids himself, but he will help vets who want to do so. You can read more about him here:

https://www.lsu.edu/deafness/aid.htm

On this Auburn University page, there is more information, and at the bottom you’ll find Dr. Marshall’s phone number.

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/univrel/news/archive/11_96news/11_96dalmatians.html

You’ll need to find a local vet who is willing to work with Dr. Marshall. It may be necessary to go to your state’s veterinary teaching hospital for that. I hope this information helps.,

31 Jul 2021
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31 Jul 2021
Thank you for the info. Very helpful!
Your answer has encouraged me to try and move forward.
31 Jul 2021
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31 Jul 2021
Anna
Anna

You’re very welcome. I hope you can find a vet to help.

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35 years training & showing dogs. Written articles for Dog Fancy, Dogs, Dog World.
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