The Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, provides support and relief to those in need by reason of being hard of hearing.  The group operates across Dumfries and Galloway offering a care and maintenance service of hearing aids, through drop in clinics, run by fully trained local volunteers, that without , the organisation would not be able to deliver it’s services. We give advice and support regarding hearing aid maintenance and managing hearing loss in the local community.  The service is complementary to the services provided by the NHS and Social Work and is accessible across D&G.

The group has been in operation since April 2008 and became a charity in 2014. The group has developed into offering Deaf Awareness sessions to the community and Deaf Awareness Training to care home staff/volunteers and other organisations. We also offer a drop in service to Care Homes in the region, offering training and support to staff and managing the maintenance of hearing aids to residents that are unable to attend our usual clinics.

News

Easter Closure

The Dental Centre will be closed on Easter Monday (2nd April) and therefore we are unable to run our drop-in session.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  We will be back again in the Dental Centre on Friday 5th April as normal. None of our other drop-in...

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Public Vote Postponed

Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions, the public vote regarding the Tackling Poverty fund in Dalbeattie this Saturday has been postponed. We will update you with further details when we have them.

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Vote for Us! Anti-Poverty Funding

We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected to attend the second round of the Tackling Poverty fund from D&G Council in all 4 areas of the region. There are other organisations who have applied for this fund across Dumfries and Galloway and it will be...

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Langholm time changed

Our Langholm drop-in session at Thomas Hope Hospital will be opening slightly later from now on at a new time of 1pm-3pm. The drop-in will continue to be held on the last Tuesday of the month.

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Tesco Bags of Help

We have been selected as one of the 3 chosen causes for Tesco Bags of Help for March and April in Kirkcudbright. With local support, we could to receive up to £4000 of funding if we are the customers favourite cause. This funding will help us continue our drop-in...

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MP visit to Kelloholm

We were joined by MP Oliver Mundell at our drop-in session in Kelloholm on Tuesday 30th January 2018. Oliver met with service users, volunteers and our Service Manager, Janette Waddell...

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MSP Visit to Annan

Scottish Labour MSP, Colin Smyth, joined our social drop-in session in St Andrews Church Hall in Annan on Monday. Colin was able to meet volunteers and service users, and had the opportunity see the fantastic work volunteers from the Dumfries and Galloway Hard of...

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Christmas Hamper Winner

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Christmas Hamper is our very own Beatrice McIntyre of Newton Stewart (pictured with husband Colin). Various items from the hamper were donated by Tesco in Annan and the wine was donated by volunteers in...

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New Galloway is Closed

Unfortunately, due to lack of interest we have had to close the New Galloway Clinic at the Town Hall.  We understand that a few people may be unhappy about this, and for that we do apologise.  However, please feel free to join an alternative clinic in the area.  To...

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Castle Douglas is Moving

As of 8th February 2018 the Castle Douglas drop-in clinics will move from the Bowlers Hall on Cotton Street to the Gordon Memorial Hall on St Andrews Street at a new time of 10am until 12 noon. This move should give visitors a warmer and more welcoming environment,...

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General

Text Donate

One off amounts of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 can be donated to us simply by texting DGHH01 followed by your donation amount to 70070. To donate £1 - Text the message DGHH01£1 to 70070 or to donate £5 - Text the message DGHH01£5 to 70070 or to donate £10 - Text the...

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Focus on Deaf Awareness

We are offering free Deaf Awareness training to groups and organisations across Dumfries and Galloway. The Scottish Government's See Hear Strategy recommends that more organisations undertake sensory impairment training. With our aging population, hearing loss is...

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