Our Hear to Help service supports more than 6,000 NHS hearing-aid users in Ayrshire and Arran, Greater Glasgow, and Clyde and Tayside.
So if your hearing aids need maintaining ,or you need help to get the most out of them, why not come along to one of our Hear to Help drop-ins where you live?
How does Hear to Help help?
Hear to Help also provides one-to-one support for residents of care homes, nursing homes and sheltered housing complexes. We also help older people who have mobility problems in their own homes.
Our trained volunteers, many of whom have hearing loss themselves, carry out basic maintenance, such as cleaning ear moulds or replacing tubing and batteries, so that people get the best from their hearing aids. They also give advice on equipment that can make life easier in the workplace, or at home, and signpost people to other local support services, such as lipreading classes or hard of hearing groups.
They're a wonderful bunch and we greatly appreciate their dedication and the way they generously give their time, skills and experience to help people with hearing loss live life to the full.
Our campaign to maintain local hearing-aid services
The number of people who use our Hear to Help service demonstrates a real need for hearing-aid services to be delivered in convenient, community settings.
Plus, reducing the need for people to travel to hospitals for basic hearing-aid support has significantly benefited local NHS audiology departments by enabling audiologists to focus on more specialist services.