Actress Pam St. Clement who played the formidable cockney battleaxe Pat Butcher in Eastenders has gone deaf for the day to raise awareness and money for the charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, reports the Watford Observer.
“I could not hear a lot of things. Being in a cafe was difficult, I could lip read when it was one person to concentrate on but when it was two people, I lost half the conversation.” said Pam who lives in Radlett, Hertfordshire.
“That sort of concentration is very exhausting.”
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf trains dogs to help alert deaf people to environmental sounds like the doorbell or smoke alarm and is raising money to train more dogs to meet the demand for their services.
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