The Hard of Hearing Group have trained volunteers who can provide help and support with the following:
Tubing, minor repairs, ear mould cleaning, and battery replacement.
Advice on how to clean your aids and how to the most out of them.
Information and signposting to other services and an introduction to useful equipment.
In Annandale & Eskdale we have 1 drop-in session in at the North Surgery every second Tuesday of the month, and 1 drop-in session at St Andrews Church Hall on the fourth Monday of the month. Both sessions run from 10am until 12noon.
In Nithsdale we have drop-in sessions in: Kelloholm (last Tuesday of the month), Thornhill (first Wednesday), Moniaive on the first Friday of March, June, September and December. Lochthorn Library (fourth Friday), Gillbrae Medical Practice (second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday), the Dental Centre (every Monday and Friday) and Charlotte Medical Practice (first and third Wednesday). All sessions run from 10am – 12noon except for Charlotte Medical Practice which runs from 2pm to 4pm.
In Stewatry we have 1 drop-in session in Dalbeattie on the second Tuesday of the month (10am – 12noon), 1 drop-in in Kirkcudbright on the Third Friday of the month (2pm-4pm) and 2 sessions in Castle Douglas on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month 10am – 12noon.
In Wigtownshire we have 2 drop-in sessions in Stranraer which run on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month (10am – 12noon), 2 sessions in Newton Stewart on the first Tuesday and fourth Monday of the month (10am – 12noon), and 1 session in Wigtown on the third Thursday of the month from 2pm – 4pm.