Update – NHS Batteries28 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 Batteries10 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.…
The Sound of Metal7 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…
Free Deaf Awareness Workshop9 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 20213 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…
Creating an Ear Mould11 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 Trustee8 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 Out16 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 Government27 Oct 2020
Scottish Government considers the use of clear facemasks. They make communication easier but do they provide a sufficient level of protection?
Face Coverings & Hearing Loss – Rules, Exemptions & Tips5 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.