Hearing Dog


Celebrating 40 years of life-changing
Hearing Assistance Dogs in Australia.

National Hearing Dog Day will be held for the first time on Tuesday 19th April, 2022. On this day 40 years ago, the first Hearing Assistance Dog in Australia was delivered to someone suffering profound hearing loss.

To mark this special occasion, we are celebrating the transformative stories of partnerships between a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, and their Hearing Assistance Dog.

There are many ways you can celebrate with us.

Share your story. Do you or have you had a Hearing Dog, fostered a puppy, or sponsored a dog in training? Are you a Member of a Lions Club that has assisted with a Hearing Dog placement? Get in touch, and share how being involved with a Hearing Assistance Dog has left a mark on your life. You can also share on social media with the hashtag #hearingdogday

Wear your orange shoelaces. To raise funds and awareness, we have created some adorable shoelaces for you to purchase and wear before and during National Hearing Dog Day, that will help you start a conversation about Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. This is your opportunity to spread the word about how our services impact the lives of so many people suffering from severe to profound hearing loss.

Host a fundraising event. At your workplace, school, university, or in your local community. We rely 100% on donations to fund our Assistance Dog services, which are provided free-of-charge. When you raise funds or make a donation, you are directly providing a Hearing Assistance Dog to someone in need. We are developing an online resource pack to assist with your efforts, to register your interest please contact Alix, Development Director, at

Preorder your shoelaces today!

To show your support for National Hearing Dog Day.