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If you lose your hearing aid, a four-legged friend just may be able to help find it.
A police dog in Switzerland recently made news for helping an elderly man find his lost hearing aid.
The man lost his hearing aid while on a walk in Winterthur, Switzerland, and had almost given up hope to find it, until a two-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Kira joined the search team.

Kira is trained by the local police to locate drugs, but can also find simple objects, the police spokesperson told the Tages Anzeiger.

Because the hearing aid had such a distinct smell from its surroundings, she was able to locate it in a neighbor’s garden.

Kira and police officer. (Photo courtesy: Stadtpolizei Winterthur Karriere (Facebook))

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Jill von Bueren is the editor-in-chief of HearingLikeMe.com. Originally from the U.S., she now resides in Zurich, Switzerland. She has a background in journalism and is currently working on her second novel.
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Jill von Bueren is the editor-in-chief of HearingLikeMe.com. Originally from the U.S., she now resides in Zurich, Switzerland. She has a background in journalism and is currently working on her second novel.