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Often when a dog loses their hearing they will start vocalizing in an attempt to "hear" themselves. I suspect this is what he is doing as whining produces a vibration that he may still be able to feel and thus reassures him. What I would suggest you try is a kong with treat compartment. Fill it with xylitol free peanut butter or yogurt and freeze it. Give it to him at bed time. He will be busy licking the treat out and that wshould preven the whining at least until the humans are asleep.
You might also try adding something that vibrates to the room. This isn't as easy as it sounds. I've used small fans placed on the floor since they tend to vibrate. Often the vibration helps calm a deaf dog though that same vibration may irritate some people. Give these suggestions a try and let me know if you see any improvement.
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