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.

News

Volunteers Week 2018

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 -...

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Lockerbie Time Change

As of 19th June 2018 both of our drop-in sessions in Lockerbie will run from 10am until 12noon. The days will remain the same: Third and Fourth Tuesday of every month. The Location will stay the same: Lockerbie Medical Practice, Victoria Gardens. We look forward to...

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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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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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General

Disabled Persons Railcard

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...

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How to operate your Hearing Aid

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.

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