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University developing hearing protection for military dogs


December 8, 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are working on developing hearing protection for canines on the battlefield.

The head of the project tells WKRC-TV in Cincinnati that the goal is to prevent short-term hearing loss in military working dogs.

The researchers have been testing different materials and designs while trying to find how to muffle high-decibel noise from explosions and gunfire.

The U.S. military contacted University of Cincinnati about creating the special headgear because the school has a unique hearing clinic for animals.

While the headgear is being...

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