Free NHS hearing aid maintenance

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Angus folk who wear NHS hearing aids can ensure they can clearly hear their friends and family during the festive season.

The charity, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, is joining is joining forces with Angus Mobile Library Service in order to deliver free hearing aid maintenance.

Hear to Help, run by trained Action on Hearing Loss Scotland volunteers, shows people how to get the best performance from their NHS hearing aids, so that they can hear more clearly and follow conversations with friends, family and colleagues during the festive season.

The Hear to Help drop-in session will take place on Wednesday December 11 in Friockheim from 12 to 1.30 p.m.; Guthrie from 2.10 to 2.40 p.m.; and West Hemming Street, Letham, from 2.55 to 4.25 p.m.

There is also a drop-in session at Arbroath Library, Hill Terrace, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on the same day.

Project coordinator Michelle Donoghue explained: “The festive season is a great time for friends and family to come together but loud conversations during Christmas dinner or parties can be difficult for hearing aid users to follow, especially if their hearing aid isn’t working properly or needs new tubing or batteries.

“At our drop-in sessions during December we look forward to providing hearing aid support so that local residents don’t miss out on festive cheer!”

For further information about Hear to Help, contact Michelle Donoghue on 01382 201073 or e-mail michelle.donoghue@hearingloss.org.uk