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 clinics, 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 D&G.

The group has been in operation since April 2008 and became a charity in 2014. The group has developed into offering Deaf Awareness sessions to the community and Deaf Awareness Training to care home staff/volunteers 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 clinics.

News

Annan Social Clinic Day Change

As of January 2018 our social drop-in clinic at St Andrews Church Hall will be changing days.  The clinic usually operates on the first Monday of each month, however, this will now change to the 4th Monday of each month, at the usual time of 10am until 12noon.  We...

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Stranraer Clinic Moved

The Stranraer drop-in clinic has now moved to Burns House, Harbour Street, Stranraer DG9 7RD with a new time of 11.30am until 1.30pm.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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The CatStrand

On Tuesday 19th September the CatStrand in New Galloway hosted a very successful Ukulele concert, whereby all donations were generously gifted to the Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group, to the sum of £248.90. Thank you very much to Brian Jones and the rest of...

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Financially Supported in 2017/2018!

Very happy to announce, we are being supported again 2017/2018 by D&G Council, Area committee for the following areas; Annadale and Eskdale, Wigtownshire and Stewartry. Thank very much!!

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General

Focus on Deaf Awareness

We are offering free Deaf Awareness training to groups and organisations across Dumfries and Galloway. The Scottish Government's See Hear Strategy recommends that more organisations undertake sensory impairment training. With our aging population, hearing loss is...

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