NHS drop-ins

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IF YOU are deaf or hard of hearing, and wear an NHS hearing aid, you might be interested in free NHS drop-ins.

You can find out about:

* Caring and getting used to your hearing aids

* The different services that can help you

* Information on different equipment that can help you

* Fitting new batteries and new tubing.

In Montrose, these drop-ins take place at two venues.

The Links Health Centre hosts them on the last Friday of every month, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The SAMH Resource Centre will have drop-ins on May 10 and June 14.

Action on Hearing Loss can also arrange nursing home and sheltered housing complex visits as well as delivering talks on hearing aid maintenance.

For more information, please contact: Michelle Donoghue, Hear to Help project coordinator, telephone 01382 201073, mobile 07436543243, e-mail: michelle.donoghue@hearingloss.org.uk

Information can be found on the Internet at www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Among other Angus drop-ins are Brechin Library on the first Tuesday of every month, from 2 to 4 p.m.; and the Salvation Army Hall, Arbroath, every two weeks on a Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and next on May 1.