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 sessions, 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 Dumfries and Galloway.
The group has been in operation since April 2008 and became a charity in 2014. The group has developed into offering Basic Hearing Aid Maintenance Training sessions to care home staff, volunteers, home carers 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 community drop-in sessions.
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for us in Dumfries and Stranraer Tesco during September and October. We are very pleased to announce that we came second in both stores giving us £2,000 each. Thanks again to Groundworks, Tesco staff, and...read more
Mirin Benzie, Smart Energy Advisor, from the Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (pictured right) visited our drop-in session in Castle Douglas on Thursday 8th November. Mirin was available to give information and advice to our service users and volunteers...read more
Look at our wonderful Thornhill volunteers showing off our new logo and leaflets at their new drop-in location at Thornhill Fire Station on Kinnell Street. We are currently looking for a new volunteer to help out at our drop-in session once a month in Thornhill - if...read more
Mirin Benzie, Smart Energy Advisor, from the Citizens Advice Bureau will attend the following drop-ins to give advice to service users about Smart Energy Meters: Castle Douglas - Thursday 8th November Wigtown - Thursday 15th November Craig from Visibilty will attend...read more
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for us in Annan and Castle Douglas Tesco during July and August. We are very pleased to annouce that we came first in Annan giving us the top prize of £4,000! In Castle Douglas we came third, however this...read more
Did you know that if you have a hearing loss you qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard? This Railcard will give you 1/3 off Standard and First Class travel Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares for you and a friend and only costs £20 for the whole year. To find out...read more
One of our service users has composed a poem telling of their experience with hearing aid.read more
This post contains a video which gives you a demonstration and instructions on how to fit and use an NHS Hearing Aid, written by and filmed with the support of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s Audiology Department.read more