NHS hearing aid users will now be able to get their free replacement batteries from Angus’ mobile libraries.
The service is part of the Scottish Government’s See Hear strategy for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment.
Hearing aids regularly require replacement batteries, which are available from a number of NHS buildings and community centres.
But many people can find it difficult to get to their nearest hospital, GP surgery, health or community centre, when they rely on public transport or the assistance of others to transport them.
So from this month, ANGUSalive’s mobile library service will offer this new resource to NHS hearing aid users.
No appointment is necessary, but you should bring along your yellow battery book, which has details of the type of batteries used for your hearing aid.
Batteries come in three coloured packets and sizes – orange = size 13, blue = 675, brown 312.
You don’t need to be a library member but you are welcome to join if you want to.
Anyone without a yellow books should contact the Tayside Audiology Service at Kings Cross Health and Community Care Centre in Dundee to check their eligibility and order one if appropriate on 01382 596965 or text 07833046858.
There is more information about mobile library routes and stops on Angus Council’s website.