Together with the late Lady Beatrice Wright, I co-founded Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in 1982. The charity trains dogs, many of which are rescued dogs, to act as ears for profoundly hearing-impaired people and is now the largest organisation of its kind in the world. I continue to be involved as Vice-chairman of the charity and was awarded an M.B.E. in 2004 for services to deaf people. For more information, click here.