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Commonwealth Club appearance:
November 18, 2008

Event: The Dogs That Hear for You
Don't miss Martha Hoffman & Glenn Martyn as they perform a demo for the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. By alerting people who are deaf or hard of hearing to important everyday sounds (such as the telephone, smoke alarm and door knock), hearing dogs can significantly improve a person's quality of life and independence. In the wake of the SF/SPCA's decision to end its hearing dog program, a new organization has been formed to continue the proud San Francisco tradition of providing people with highly-trained hearing dogs. This presentation includes a live demonstration of these sound-alerting skills, and showcases these fascinating dogs at work. You will learn about the program, the work that goes into training a dog, and the dedicated trainers that make it all possible.
Location: Blue Room, Commonwealth Club
595 Market St #2, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 597-6700
Time: 4:45 p.m. reception, 5:15 p.m.
Cost: $8 members, $15 non-members
In association with The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California
Program Organizer: Patrick O'Reilly
http://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=1

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

I just learned the program is no longer in existence when I attempted to send Martha an update on Valor (we graduated from the program in 2002). I am simply heartbroken. I can't say enough what a difference Valor and the program made in my life.

David Cloutman said...

The Web site for the new organization is up and accepting donations. Please visit The Hearing Dog Program's official Web site at:

http://www.hearingdogprogram.org