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SILENCE. There are an estimated 17,500,000 profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing Americans. It's our leading handicap. Dogs for the Deaf inJacksonville, Oregon, rescues dogs from a shelter, trains them for 4-6 months to respond to a phone or TTY, smoke or fire alarm, oven buzzer, alarm clock and a baby crying. They are then delivered, free of any charge,throughout the United States. Dogs for the Deaf is a fully non-profit tax exempt organi zation working to meet critical needs. For information on how you or your organization may fund one or more dogs, aid in training or housing, please write or call: Dogs for the Deaf 13260 Highway 238 Jacksonville, OR 97530 (503) 899-7177 Next time you're up Oregonway, come watch ourHearingEarDogs being trained. Tours Mon.-Fri. only, 10 a. m.-3 p. m. Kindly call in advance. HistoricJacksonville is less than 10 miles from Medford, Dogs for the Deaf is about mid-way between Medford and Grants Pass.