20 Dec 2011
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the UK charity that
supports people with hearing loss by providing them with canine
assistants, will have a new chief executive for the New Year, as
Michele Jennings takes up the role from January 4th
Ms Jennings has 20 years of experience in senior management
roles and lives close to the charity's headquarters in
Buckinghamshire - as well as being a life-long dog lover.
She has stated that she wants to build on the foundations of the
charity and "transform it into a nationally recognised household
Faith Clark, chairman of Hearing Dogs for
Deaf People, said: "Michele's values very much reflect our own
organisational values of; belief, unity, appreciation, leadership,
excellence, and communication. We are looking forward to welcoming
Michele to lead the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People team in a very
special year for the Charity, as we celebrate our 30th
On International Volunteer Day (December
5th) this year, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People asked people in the
south-west of England to help train a puppy and change somebody's
life. People with deafness who want to apply for a hearing dog have
been urged to attend the charity's next information day in
Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire in April 2012.
However, the average waiting time for a dog
is currently around five years, during which time Hearing Dogs for
Deaf People will assess audiology and medical reports and arrange
for applicants to spend time in a training centre to understand
more about becoming a recipient.
If you think you may have a hearing loss
why not take our online hearing check
questionnaire or make an appointment to have a hearing
test at your
nearest Amplifon branch.
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