We've been testing Cornholio this weekend after I realized that he hasn't been responding to me lately, and it's pretty much 100% that he's now deaf. Poor little muffin. He doesn't respond to any of the words he knows like "treat" or his name at all. He's also super easy to sneak up on now without realizing it, so I try to tap him on the back when I come near him so he knows that I'm there. Otherwise, he will catch sight of me and his eyes will get all big and he'll turn around real fast. I think it's all a little confusing for him. :( I've been working hard to indicate what I want him to do with hand signals like pointing, and that seems to be making it easier. I keep forgetting and telling him where to go and he won't even react, so I remember to point. :) I think the good thing he's finding in all of this is that the house can be as noisy as anything, and he can sleep right through it.
I wonder if it's hard for him. I'm making him a vet appointment this week for a checkup. He'll be 14 in just a few months!