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Want to practise your BSL skills?
11 Jan 2022

Are you learning British Sign Language (BSL)?Are you already an experienced BSL communicator?Do you have no prior BSL knowledge, but are interested in finding out more? Why not come along to our BSL conversation skills zoom drop-in sessions? From  Thursday, 20th January 2022 (6 pm –7 pm) These drop-in sessions will be run fortnightly via Zoom and are open to…

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…

CODA (12a)
2 May 2022

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Week we wanted to make you aware of local screenings of CODA (12A). “As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning…

Langholm Hearing Aid clinic – January 2022
22 Feb 2022

Langholm Hearing Aid Clinic is now held in Langholm Day Centre on the third wednesday of every month and has been since January 2022. Visit to have your hearing aid retubed and cleaned. Come and meet or fully trained volunteers. We can solve your hearing aid problems. Follow the link to find out more and to book an appointment https://www.dghhg.org.uk/clinic-booking/langholm/

Phonak Micro & Nova
25 Jan 2022

Dumfries and Galloway NHS Audiology department have notified us that they are phasing out the Phonak Micro hearing aid and will therefore no longer supply our clinics with new stock for this aid. When it comes to your 6 monthly maintenance, instead of coming to our clinics, can you please contact the audiology department who can supply you with new…

Deaf Action – Bright Deal Project
20 Jan 2022

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity based in Edinburgh who have recently set up the Bright Deal Project is targeted towards the Deaf and hard of hearing communities in Scotland. The aim of this project is to advise people on how to manage their energy bills within their households.   As part of the service, they provide advice and information on…

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…

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…

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