Sarah Dukart said her ears belong to a furry Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The dog, named "Wyatt Earp," is Dukart's hearing assistance dog, who alerts her to sounds that she cannot hear, such as sirens.
After getting spinal meningitis when she was about 6 months old, Dukart said an IV containing penicillin which was attached to her head caused hearing loss. This progressed throughout her life.
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