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MPBF :: Help Mya
$520 raised
104% of $500 goal
13 contributors
72 Weeks running
Mya recently came to Merit after a desperate plea for rescue was made, a deaf dog in dire need. She was in boarding at Stokesdale Veterinary Hospital for three weeks before one of our volunteers was able to take her into foster care.

Mya recently came to Merit after a desperate plea for rescue was made, a deaf dog in dire need. She was in boarding at Stokesdale Veterinary Hospital for three weeks before one of our volunteers was able to take her into foster care. Kathryn, Mya’s foster mom, is a hearing aid specialist and has been researching hearing loss in dogs. After spending a long two weeks working with Mya, Kathryn has observed that Mya can hear but she can’t find where the sounds are coming from. This is an indication that Mya might have a more severe hearing loss in one ear. Without the specialized equipment needed to test Mya’s hearing, Kathryn has made the assumption that Mya’s right ear is the ear with the worse hearing loss. Mya is always sitting with her back to a wall or corner and she might do this to help reduce background noise and localize sounds better.

Mya at the vet

Kathryn has been developing a specialized hearing aid made to custom fit in a dog’s ear. If she can amplify sound enough in the ear with the hearing loss, Mya may be able to better determine where sounds are coming from and reduce her anxiety and fear. The only way to find out is to try it but hearing aids can be expensive! She is still in the research stage of this technology that could potentially save the lives of animals taken to shelters with unexplained behavior issues.

Mya getting her ear molds made

Mya’s hearing aid and vet visits will total about $500. Please help us help Mya by donating to this cause! Any contributions are greatly appreciated.

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