Australian Lions Hearing Dogs facts

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

For over 40 years, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs (ALHD) has been providing Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing a set of ‘furry ears’ free of charge. In 2020, ALHD delivered just over 650 Australians a professionally trained Hearing Assistance Dog.  

One in six Australians suffer from some form of hearing loss and this number continues to rise. Currently, more than 400,000 Australians are suffering from severe or profound hearing loss. Factors impacting these difficulties range from our aging population to noise or occupation induced hearing loss. A study from the University of Melbourne states that around 350 children are born with permanent hearing loss each year.  

Hearing difficulties hurt more than just the individuals inflicted, it flows onto their friends and families. This is where Australian Lions Hearing Dogs makes a real difference.

Meet Yannis, our 700th Hearing Assistance Dog!

Today, we would like to introduce you to Yannis, one of our amazing dogs who had recently started his journey as a Hearing Assistance Dog. 

After all those months of hard work, Yannis is now by his recipient’s side, as our 700th Hearing Assistance Dog, flourishing so well under the support of everyone!

Read all about Yannis’ journey or you can support other dogs to become like him below:


Providing a set of ‘furry ears’ to deaf or hard of hearing Australians in need.

Providing Medical Alert Dogs to Australians living with type 1 Diabetes.


Make a once off or monthly reccuring donation.

Become a Puppy Sponsor by contributing directly to one of our puppies in training and join its exciting journey from puppyhood to Assistance Dog.

Join a life-changing experience in raising and training our puppies to become Assistance Dogs.

Become an integral part of the team.


Check out our latest products. All proceeds support our programs.


May Newsletter 2024

ALHD’s May 2024 newsletter is available for reading now! To receive exclusive updates from ALHD, including our quarterly newsletter as soon as it’s published, please sign up to receive our newsletter. CEO Update May is here and it is hard to believe we are already halfway through the year. The past couple of months have been a whirlwind, and we have already

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