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

Dental Centre Closed

The Dental Centre in Dumfries is closed on Monday 15th October, therefore we are unable to run our usual drop-in session from 10am - 12noon that day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Tesco Bags of Help

We have been chosen as one of three selected charities in Dumfries, Heathhall and Stranraer stores for September and October. 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...

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Thornhill drop-in move

The Thornhill drop-in sessions have moved location (permanently) to the Fire Station on Kinnell Street, Thornhill DG3 4JN.  The drop-in sessions will be held at the same time of 10am - 12noon on the first Wednesday of the month.  We apologise for any inconvenience...

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Voluntary Action Fund

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!!

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Alpha Solway

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....

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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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