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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.…

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…

Hear Me Out 2020
16 Nov 2020

Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group and Dumfries and Galloway Youth Work Services have launched an initiative to listen to young people with hearing loss and find out how the Coronavirus has affected them. Having secured funding from the NHS Endowment Trust, and the 10,000 Voices Fund, the first phase of the initiative is a confidential online survey. This…

ClearMask Update – Scottish Government
27 Oct 2020

Scottish Government considers the use of clear facemasks. They make communication easier but do they provide a sufficient level of protection?

Local business donates visors
24 Jul 2020

Over 50 volunteers have received specialist safety visors which will allow them to deliver services to people with hearing loss across Dumfries & Galloway The Boyd Group, a family run business based in Dumfries which specialises in health and safety services, training and fire safety provisions and support, donated the visors on learning of the specific needs of people with…

Service Update
23 Jul 2020

We have had several enquiries asking when our services are likely to recommence. We appreciate that the re-opening of shops, bars, and restaurants etc raises expectations about other services and facilities, so we want to provide an update on our services. Obviously, we are operating within Scottish Government rules regarding timing and the measures we will need to put in…

Grant Funding
31 May 2020

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Bank of Scotland Foundation for their very generous grant of £12,216 towards our Care & Maintenance drop-in project. Although we are not running our services at the moment, we will be back up and running again soon, when it’s safe to do so. This Grant will go a very…

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