Deafness

baer testingDogs can either be deaf in one ear (unilateral deafness) or deaf in both ears (bilateral deafness).

It is difficult to identify deafness in young puppies as they tend to react to vibrations or follow their litter mates.

A BAER (Brain stem Auditory Evoked Response) test, carried out by a specialist, is the only way to know for certain.

Small probes are placed under the skin on the puppy/dog’s head with a ‘headphone’ over the ear which emits a clicking noise. This is connected to a computer which records the brain’s response. This is a non-invasive test and does not cause any pain or harm to the puppy/ dog.

On some occasions adult dogs will need to be sedated in order to keep them still during the test.

A BAER test can be carried out on puppies from 5 weeks of age and is only required once in the  dog’s lifetime.

A copy of the report from the specialist should be kept for your records.

BAER testing centres across the UK

 

 South of England

   

Hearing Assessment Clinic (Mobile)

Red Lane House

Shawford

Winchester,

SO21 2AA

Tel: 01962 713155

Specialists LLP
Unit 6, Forest Corner Farm,
Hangersley, Ringwood
BH24 3JW

Tel. 01425 485615

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North Downs Specialists Referrals
The Friesian Buildings 3 & 4
Brewer Street Dairy Business Park
Bletchingley
RH1 4QP,

Tel. 01883 741440

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Seadown Veterinary Group(mobile)
Frost Lane
Hythe
Southampton, SO4 3NG
Tel: 023 8084 2237

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Wey Referrals

125-129 Chertsey Road

Woking,

GU21 5BP
Tel: 01483 729194

 

Animal Health Trust

Centre for Small Animal Studies
Lanswade Park
Kentford
Newmarket
CB8 7UU

Tel: 0870 0502424

Midlands

   

Scarsdale Group
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
Pride Park, Derby
DE24 8HX

Tel: 01332 678333

 

Brentknoll Veterinary Centre
Whittington Road

Worcester

WR5 2RA
Tel: 01905 355938

 

Southern Counties Veterinary

Blacks Veterinary Group
109A Pedmore Road
Lye
West Midlands
DY9 8DG
Tel: 01384 897632

North of England

   

Chester Gates Referral Hospital

Unit F
Telford Court
Chester Gates
Chester CH1 6LT
Tel: 01244 853823

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Church Farm Veterinary Clinic

Neston Road

Willaston, South Wirral

CH64 2TL

Tel: 0151 327 1885

 

Animal Medical Centre

511 Willbraham Road

Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Manchester, M21 0UB

Tel:0161 881 3329

 

 

David Godfrey Dematology.

Performs BAER Testing at the following locations, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Muxton, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Oxford, Wolverhampton & Worcester.

Please make an appointment by contacting David Godfrey.

Telephone: 07929 863542

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