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A court proceeding that determines a stated issue. For example, a hearing may be held to determine whether or not certain evidence is admissible in a lawsuit.


A legal proceeding conducted by an administrative agency in order to take testimony and arguments for or against a proposed action. Parties may have attorneys present but are not required to do so.Unlike the court system,most agencies permit corporations to appear through an officer or majority shareholder,without requiring an attorney.

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Two-and-a-half years ago, after a four-year wait, Beth was introduced to Biscuit, a black cocker spaniel who had been trained by Hearing Dogs by Deaf People.
THE majority of deaf people who use hearing dogs to get out and about have been illegally refused access to shops and restaurants.
The partnership between a deaf person and hearing dog can be life-changing, from the practical assistance through to the therapeutic and social benefits.
Paul Woolston, senior partner, PwC, Newcastle said: "We are delighted to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and more importantly to help Roy lead a more independent life with Erin.
found that hearing dog recipients had improved relaxation, better physical health, and increased safety compared with life without the dogs [11].
Berlin lost her hearing five years ago, and Jack was six months into training to be her hearing dog and to alert her when the phone is ringing or someone is at the door.
London -- London, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - People having treatment for the removal of unwanted hair will soon also be helping the charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
But tragically Sadie, the hearing dog owned by mum-of-three Rachael Reynolds, was knocked over and died instantly earlier this year.
Being a hearing dog, and so well-behaved, I can also go to places for lunch or an afternoon out and stay in hotels.
But the 76-year-old has been given a new lease of life after getting hearing dog Bruno, the Gran's best friend.
Since starting out in 1982, the charity has created more than 1,600 hearing dog partnerships in the UK.