Hearing-impaired teacher gets assist from service dog

A deaf teacher at a Florida elementary school says he could be the first in his district to use a hearing dog at school. Chris Hamstra, who teaches hearing-impaired and special-needs students, is able to read lips, but his new guide dog, Hiro, will alert him to sounds, such as an alarm clock, alerts from his colleagues or immediate student needs.

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