‘My Hearing Dog Is My Ears’

Great article about hearing dogs, very interesting.

Same Difference

Steven Taylor has no memory of the accident that changed his life. One day, he was driving on a dual carriageway with his girlfriend Lydia, when a car undertook them. They went off the road and collided head-on with a tree. Lydia died and Steven was cut out of the car, having sustained severe head injuries and broken bones in his head and neck.

When he came out of hospital three months later, Steven had balance problems, poor short-term memory and found it difficult to process information. “My life had completely changed,” he says, “as I was totally reliant on other people for everything.” The accident also left him profoundly deaf. “At home I was very lonely and isolated, as I couldn’t hear what anyone was saying, so I didn’t go out at all.”

Things began to improve the day one of the staff who cared for Steven told him…

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