'Hearing dog changed my life of silence'

Help

One beneficiary of Children in Need is Jason Bell, a teenager from Hessle near Hull.

Jason, who is profoundly deaf, has been describing how a hearing dog called Violet helped him on the road to independence.

Simon Spark reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.