Is it typical for basenjis to lose their hearing with age? Again, Oakley is my first basenji and the Other breeds I grew up with typically didn't.
I'd say it's hard to know because the darn basenjis have such selective hearing even when they can hear.
Digital the brindlewonderkid, at 14.5 years, sleeps very soundly and really has lost some (most?) hearing. Oddly some sounds, like the sound of opening a can of coke, spook him, and he's never been spooky about things before. So now I try to muffle that sound by using oven mitts if he's around.
Jet the trying, who is 13.5, seems to still have good hearing, but because he's trying, it's sort of hard to tell. Cookies in the pocket seem to improve his hearing for whatever reason.