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 Alpha Solway for their very kind donation of £250 - we are extremely grateful for their sincere generosity....read more
Due to renovations at the Friendship Club, our next Hard of Hearing drop-in session will be at: Thornhill Space, 59a Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG5 5LY On: Wednesday 4th July 2018 (10am - 12noon) And On: Wednesday 5th September 2018 (10am - 12noon) ...read more
We have been chosen as one of three selected charities in the Annan and Castle Douglas stores for July and August. Please ask for a Bags of Help token every time you shop in those stores, and you can help us raise up to £4,000 per store from the revenue generated from...read more
We would like to say a huge thank you to the various organisations that have donated large sums of money to the group within the last couple of months. Your contributions have been overwhelmingly kind and will go a long way to help us to deliver our services to those...read more
This week is Volunteers week, and to mark the occasion we have nominated 6 of our most hardworking volunteers for the VOSCARS (D&G) 2018 awards, hosted by Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway. These volunteers were nominated in three categories: Equalities Award 2018 -...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