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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…

Update – NHS Batteries
28 Jun 2021

We have been notified by the Audiology department that most health centres across Dumfries and Galloway have begin issuing hearing aid batteries again. To see the full list of Health Centres, please click the button below. See the full list

Recycling Batteries
10 Jun 2021

We’ve teamed up with Dumfries and Galloway Council to encourage more people to recycle their old hearing aid batteries. As with all batteries, old hearing aid batteries shouldn’t go in your general waste and should be recycled properly. All shops that sell batteries can recycle them for you, or you can hand them in to the audiology department for recycling.…

The Sound of Metal
7 Jun 2021

The Robert Burns Centre will be showing a BSL Interpreted film in Dumfries: Film: The Sound Of Metal (2019) 120m (15)Date: Wednesday 9th June 2021Time: 7pm (doors open 6.45pm)Location: The Robert Burns Centre, Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE The story centres around a heavy metal drummer (Riz Ahmed) whose life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his…

Free Deaf Awareness Workshop
9 Mar 2021

We invite you to sign up to attend our FREE Deaf Awareness Workshop on the 23rd of March 2021: Hearing Loss and Deafness – Taking Action for Improved Communication Our deaf awareness training will look at how people with hearing loss manage in the modern world. We believe that through training and discussion we can help to break down barriers…

World Hearing Day 2021
3 Mar 2021

As today is World Hearing Day we have provided you with downloadable trifold leaflets which provide information relating to ear health and hearing aid use. Ear Care – The Answer to Frequently Asked QuestionsDownload Tips for Hearing Aid UsersDownload Discharging Ears – The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Download We are also pleased to provide you with a link to…

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