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.
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...read more
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Christmas Hamper is our very own Beatrice McIntyre of Newton Stewart (pictured with husband Colin). Various items from the hamper were donated by Tesco in Annan and the wine was donated by volunteers in...read more
Unfortunately, due to lack of interest we have had to close the New Galloway Clinic at the Town Hall. We understand that a few people may be unhappy about this, and for that we do apologise. However, please feel free to join an alternative clinic in the area. To...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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