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Action on Hearing Loss drop-in clinics are completely free and designed to help people get the most from their hearing aids.
Trained volunteers are on hand between 10.30am and 12.30am once a month to answers questions and help tackle problems; they can also assist with basic maintenance such as changing batteries and tubing and keeping the hearing aid clean.
For many people who are given hearing aids, simple issues like comfort, maintenance and batteries can be major barriers to using them. We probably all know someone who has given up, keeping their hearing aid tucked away at the back of a drawer. This drop-in clinic is here to help overcome these challenges. Offering friendly and expert support, it is suitable for anyone who needs a bit of help to use their hearing aids with confidence. These hearing-aid clinics:
New hearing-aid wearers can often take time to adjust to life wearing aids. These clinics provide a chance to find out how to use basic functions and carry out simple maintenance so you can hear much more clearly and comfortably.
Action on Hearing Loss NI’s ‘Hear to Help’ clinics are part of the charity’s Hearing Aid Volunteer Project, which is funded by the Big Lottery.
For more details, contact Kathy McCann: E: Kathryn.McCann@hearingloss.org.ukT: 028 9023 9619
Newington Day Centre31-33 Atlantic Avenue, Belfast 3rd Monday of the month 10:30am - 12:30pm
Craigavon CAB, Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Craigavon 1st Tuesday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm
Downpatrick Library 79 Market Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ3rd Thursday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm
Sensory Support Office52 Church Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AL3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm
Ráth Mór Centre, Derry 2nd Wednesday of the month; 11am – 12noon
Old Bridge House, Derry 2nd Wednesday of the month; 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Carnhill Resource Centre, Derry3rd Thursday of the month 11am - 1pm
Donemana Dennet InterChange, Amity House Last Tuesday of the month; 1pm – 2.30pm
Hands that Talk, Main Street, Dungiven1st Tuesday of the month; 12 noon – 1pm
Foreglen Community Association, Foreglen, Dungiven 1st Thursday of the month 11.30am - 12.30pm
Eglinton Eglinton Community Association, Eglinton 1st Monday of the month 11am – 12 noon
Limavady Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI), Scroggy Road, Limavady2nd Friday of the month; 11am – 12 noon
Ballycolman Community Centre, Strabanelast Thursday of the month; 10am – 12 noon
St. Patrick’s Hall, Barrack Street, Strabanelast Thursday of the month; 1pm – 2.30pm
Benaughlin Health Centre, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh4th Monday of month, 10.30am to 12.00 noon26 March, 23 April, 28 May
Please note, Hear to Help Clinics are free and there is no need to book. Clinics not run over holiday periods. Please contact:-Kathy McCann (Outreach Project) on 02890 239619 to checks Clinic is running.
For more information about hearing loss visit: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
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