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CODA (12a)
2 May 2022

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Week we wanted to make you aware of local screenings of CODA (12A). “As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning…

Langholm Hearing Aid clinic – January 2022
22 Feb 2022

Langholm Hearing Aid Clinic is now held in Langholm Day Centre on the third wednesday of every month and has been since January 2022. Visit to have your hearing aid retubed and cleaned. Come and meet or fully trained volunteers. We can solve your hearing aid problems. Follow the link to find out more and to book an appointment https://www.dghhg.org.uk/clinic-booking/langholm/

Phonak Micro & Nova
25 Jan 2022

Dumfries and Galloway NHS Audiology department have notified us that they are phasing out the Phonak Micro hearing aid and will therefore no longer supply our clinics with new stock for this aid. When it comes to your 6 monthly maintenance, instead of coming to our clinics, can you please contact the audiology department who can supply you with new…

Deaf Action – Bright Deal Project
20 Jan 2022

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity based in Edinburgh who have recently set up the Bright Deal Project is targeted towards the Deaf and hard of hearing communities in Scotland. The aim of this project is to advise people on how to manage their energy bills within their households.   As part of the service, they provide advice and information on…

Want to practise your BSL skills?
11 Jan 2022

Are you learning British Sign Language (BSL)?Are you already an experienced BSL communicator?Do you have no prior BSL knowledge, but are interested in finding out more? Why not come along to our BSL conversation skills zoom drop-in sessions? From  Thursday, 20th January 2022 (6 pm –7 pm) These drop-in sessions will be run fortnightly via Zoom and are open to…

Fire and smoke alarm systems for people with deafness or hearing loss
8 Dec 2021

As of February 22 it will become a legal requirement for all homes to have interlinked smoke and heat detectors. Please read the leaflet below. The leaflet is “Fire and smoke alrms for people with deafness or hearing loss” and it gives useful information for the deaf and hard of hearing. The leaflet explains what you need to do with…

Impact of Covid 19 on Young People With Hearing Loss
14 Sep 2021

Below is a report showing the results of our survey into the impact of Covid 19 on the young people with a hearing loss in Dumfries and Galloway. The report was commissioned in conjunction with D& G council’s youth work team. The report reveals that just over seventy percent of young people with a hearing loss felt okay about their…

SIPA2: Sensory Impairment and the Pharmaceutical Care of Older People
25 Aug 2021

The Scottish Sensory Hub at the Health and Social Care Alliance is collaborating with the University of Strathclyde on a research project focused on the improving the pharmaceutical care of older people with sensory loss.  The title of the study is SIPA2: Sensory Impairment and the Pharmaceutical Care of Older People and it is led by Dr Margaret (Mags) Watson…

What is a loop system?
28 Jul 2021

A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system used to make it easier for people with hearing aids to hear. A loop system is particularly useful in busy or loud environments. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil)…

Watch Jogos Dirigidos – a film of a signing community
21 Jul 2021

Cample Line film, Jogos Dirigidos (2019, 57mins) is available to watch online for one week – from 6pm, Sunday 18 July – 6pm, Sat 24 July. This film features the community of Várzea Queimada, a rural community in northeast Brazil. In this community there are a high percentage of deaf people among the population of 900 inhabitants, This is a…

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