Hannah and her dog, Baloo, are inseparable. This four-year-old girl and her Jack Russell terrier share a special bond and they both have something in common — both Hannah and Baloo are hard of hearing.
Hannah is partially deaf in her right ear, but with the help of a hearing aid, she acts like any other four-year-old girl. And Hannah wanted something that many four-year-olds want — a dog.
That’s when Hannah’s parents found Baloo, and the match seemed to be made in heaven.
Since Hannah has started to learn sign language, she is also teaching Baloo sign language. She has taught him stop, sit, rollover and various other commands.
These two don’t need a hearing aid or sign language to understand the love they have for each other.
Hannah and Baloo have also been asked to be spokesmodels for other children dealing with hearing loss.