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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…

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…

Creating an Ear Mould
11 Jan 2021

Below is a pictographic account of the processes involved in creating an ear mould. The document discusses each step involved in the creation of the mould and seeks to reassure anyone waiting for an appointment to have an ear mould impression taken. This session took place in February 2020 prior to lockdown.

Jenny Wells our Newest Trustee
8 Dec 2020

We are very pleased to welcome Jenny Wells to our Board of Trustees. As someone who grew up with a hearing loss in a deaf household, Jenny is committed to supporting the rights and wellbeing of all those with a hearing loss. She works tirelessly to encourage and empower young people with a hearing loss to live proudly with their…

Hear Me Out
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…

Face Coverings & Hearing Loss – Rules, Exemptions & Tips
5 Oct 2020

Wearing a face covering while wearing hearing aids can be a challenge. We look at the Scottish rules, examine the exemptions and offer tips to make wearing a mask easier.

Contact Audiology
19 Mar 2020

During the Covid19 outbreak we would ask our service users within Dumfries and Galloway to contact Dumfries and Galloway Audiology department on 01387 241499 or via email at: dg.audiologydgri@nhs.scot and they can send you new batteries, wires and/or domes. Audiology now have a website where you can access their latest advice https://dghscp.co.uk/audiology/ If you are unable to maintain your own…

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)…

Creating & Managing Your Account
27 Jul 2021

It’s very easy to create and manage your account once you know how. You can create an account when you make a booking: simply check the box at the bottom of the “Contact Details” section. Want to know How to Book an Appointment Opens in a new tab. Note:If you are a Volunteer for the Hard of Hearing Group you…

How to Book a Hearing Aid Clinic Appointment
27 Jul 2021

We are now running hearing aid care & maintenance clinics in a number of locations throughout Dumfries and Galloway. Due to Covid restrictions you MUST book a hearing clinic appointment in order to attend these clinics. Here is a link to the clinics. We hope the booking system is easy to navigate but in case any of you are puzzled…

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…

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