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The Veterinary Neurological Center routinely conducts BAER clinics to determine if pets (usually puppies) can hear. People often request BAER testing be performed on their litter because it is the most accurate method to prove if their puppies are able to hear. Testing is painless, takes about 5-10 minutes, and is performed on awake patients. Upon completion of the test, the owner receives documentation of the results. Owners may contact the VNC to register their pet for an upcoming clinic. Clinics will be scheduled once the amount of pets registered has reached approximately 10. Control organizations, like the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, collect information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases (e.g. congenital deafness) of animals. They encourage research and establish control programs to lower the incidence of such diseases. To help efficiently process each pet, breeders who are required to have their puppies tested should fill out the Application for Congenital Deafness Database prior to their arrival at the Veterinary Neurological Center.