Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group
Helping You Hear
Our hearing aid maintenance drop-in clinics are now open. Click here to view our new venues, dates and times.
Please note: appointments are still required for our Langholm clinic
Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group is a grass roots organisation, established in 2008, by local people living with a hearing loss. We provide a local service to help hearing aid users access help and support to manage their hearing loss, and to maintain the function of their hearing aids. We run a variety of volunteer run clinics across the region which offer:
- A care and maintenance service of NHS hearing aids;
- An Advice and Support service regarding regular hearing aid maintenance
- Peer support to help people manage their hearing loss
- A referral service to other organisations, such as Sensory Support, Visibility and Audiology
In addition to this service our volunteers also visit people in their own home, and in care homes, if they’re unable to attend our local clinics.
We’ve also begun delivering lipreading training to provide those who are hard of hearing additional communication tools to help them feel confident in social situations. We also provide training to the wider parts of our community to help raise awareness of the needs of people with a hearing loss, and to promote the need for inclusive communication.
We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and we are reliant on volunteers who are critical to the continued provision of our service. We are forever grateful for the wonderful job they do.