My 8 yr. lab has not been responding to audile stimulation for some time we came to the conculsion that he must be having problems. He was taken to the vet to have a comprehensive exam with focus on his hearing today and upon pick up was given the diagnosis of deafness or serius impairment (just consider him deaf) He had a history of ear infections as a young adult but we got them under control and he has remained mostly free of them since the age of 2. The vet says there is scarring but it's not blocking his canals. The vet recomending seeing a neuroligist to see if he can resond to different tone levels however I not sure that would offer any solutions good enough to warrant the money that would be spent. So I'm looking for advice or interested in any experiences any of you may have had with mid life deafness in your pups. While this is dissapointing I'm sure we'll be able to train/support Cody in his disability for the rest of his life.
Oh and were prob. going to buy a vibration only collar so we can get his attention that way also.