Due to Covid19 our drop-in service and home visiting service as been CANCELLED.

In the meantime, if you need more batteries, tubes, wires/domes, please contact the Audiology department:

Telephone: 01387 241499 

Email: dg.audiologydgri@nhs.scot 

If your NHS hearing aid is faulty and in need of repair then please post it to the Audiology department, along with your name, address, date of birth and a short description of the problem to:

Audiology Department, Mountainhall Treatment Centre, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4AP

PLEASE USE A LARGE STAMP

The Audiology Team will try and repair hearing aids on the day they receive them and will post them back the same day via First Class post.

If you are reluctant to post both of your hearing aids out, feel free to send them in one at a time.

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