Action on Hearing Loss is 'Hear to Help'

Source : Action on Hearing Loss NI
Published on 29 March 2012 03:00 PM

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss, along with the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, is inviting people in and around Newtownards to drop in on their new monthly hearing-aid clinic, at the Sensory Support Office in Newtownards.

This drop-in clinic is completely free and designed to help people get the most from their hearing aids. Trained volunteers will be on hand between 10.30 and 12.30 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. This hearing-aid clinic:

  • Is completely free with no need to book
  • Provides free batteries and tubing
  • Can advise on cleaning and maintenance
  • Can help solve hearing-aid problems
  • Provides a range of information leaflets
  • Can help improve everyday communication with family and friends

Dates:

  • Wednesday 18 April
  • Wednesday 16 May
  • Wednesday 20 June

Venue: Sensory Support Office, 52 Church Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AL

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Director of Action on Hearing Loss NI, Jackie White, says: “New hearing-aid wearers can often take time to adjust to life wearing aids. Our clinic in Newtownards will be 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.uk
T: 028 9023 9619

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