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

Thornhill Volunteers Needed

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...

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Visitors

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...

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Tesco Funding

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...

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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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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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