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      New service aims to better Inform and Connect older Perth and Kinross residents with hearing loss

      A charity is launching a new service to encourage older people in Perth & Kinross and throughout Tayside to start benefiting from using hearing aids and become better informed about the full range of support available to manage their hearing loss.

      During the next three years, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Hear to Inform and Connect service aims to ensure that more older people with hearing loss in Perth & Kinross can get their hearing checked and supported to be better connected with their family, friends and community.

       

      The service also wants to work with community groups, local organisations and care homes to help them make their activities and services accessible and inclusive for people with hearing loss.

       

      Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Interim Director, Teri Devine, said: “Our new Hear to Inform and Connect service will reassure many older Perth & Kinross residents that getting your hearing checked really is ‘as easy as 1,2,3’ and inform them of the benefits which hearing aids bring for people who have their deafness diagnosed as early as possible.

       

      “We want to ensure that more local people are fully aware about the process of getting fitted with hearing aids programmed to meet their individual needs, so that they can become better informed to make decisions about managing their hearing loss and be able to stay connected with family, friends and neighbours.”

       

      For details about Hear to Inform and Connect, email: rhona.campbell@hearingloss.org.uk, call telephone: 07388 227407.

      The charity’s hearing check can be taken at
      www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/123 or for more information telephone: 0808 808 0123.

       

      Hear to Inform and Connect launch with Cllrs Bob Band and Chris Ahern with Teri Devine, Interim Director Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and Rhona Campbell Information Manager