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.
The Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group has invited us to attend their 50 Plus Information Fair. We'll be at St Georges Church Hall on Thursday 13th September from 1pm - 3.30pm. Please come along as there will be lots of other organisations there sharing news and...read more
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Voluntary Action Fund for their support and belief in our group and all the help we provide for those in D&G with a hearing impairment. THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this happen!!read more
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
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