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How to recognise the signs that your cat might be deaf

Cats usually have an acute sense of hearing but, like humans, sometimes they can be born deaf or gradually lose their hearing as they get older.

For World Hearing Day, we’ve got some advice on how to spot the signs of deafness in cats, and what you can do to make a deaf cat’s life safer and happier.

Then read on to discover some of the deaf cats in our care that are currently looking for their forever homes.

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How to tell if your cat is hard of hearing 

The following signs may indicate that your cat has blocked, itchy or infected ears which can lead to deafness, so do take your cat to the vet.


Tips for looking after a deaf cat


Deaf cats in need of homes 

Beethoven from Northampton 

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Three-year-old Beethoven is friendly and needs a home where he can be the only pet. Access to a secure garden would be ideal as he loves the outdoors. Please call 03447 003 251 to adopt him.


Snowflake from Beverley, East Yorkshire 

white cat sat in outdoor pen

Four-year-old Snowflake is a very friendly cat who’d be an ideal family pet. Please call 07895 011 717 to enquire.


Vodka from Haywards Heath, Sussex 

elderly black and white cat

14-year-old Vodka is gentle and would suit a home with older children. She’s fine with other cats but does not like dogs. Please call 01444 647 012 if you'd like to adopt her.

To find other cats in need of homes visit

Further cat care advice can be found at

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