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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.

Changes to Hearing Aid Services Due to Covid 19 – updated 13 October 2020
6 Apr 2020

For those who live within Dumfries and Galloway and have NHS hearing aids and require new hearing aid batteries,wires/domes or moulds: Please phone Audiology on 01387 241499 or email dg.audiologydgri@nhs.scot and Audiology will send you the what you need. If your NHS hearing aid is faulty and in need of repair then please send it along with your name, address,…

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…

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…

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?

Lipreading Classes
19 Sep 2020

This week is lipreading week (9th – 15th September) and what better way to celebrate than to announce the fantastic news that we have received funding from SeeHear to deliver lipreading classes! These classes will begin in the New Year, and will be delivered either face-to-face or online via Zoom (depending on lockdown restrictions) – more details to follow nearer…

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