Arran residents helped with hearing loss

Project coordinator at Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, Fiona Goodwin, posting hearing aid batteries to service users.

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Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is continuing to support NHS hearing aid users on Arran throughout the coronavirus pandemic by offering a free postal service of NHS batteries, tubing and information provision.

Since lockdown began in March, the charity’s Community Hearing Support Service has supported 920 people in North Ayrshire including those living on Arran.

The free postal and information service is Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s response to currently being unable to hold drop-ins in community venues. The charity wants to ensure people can continue to have working hearing aids and be signposted to relevant information.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Fiona Goodwin said: ‘We are delighted so many people in North Ayrshire have been in touch to get hearing aid batteries and information. The last few months have been exceedingly difficult for many and it is vital people are not isolated by their hearing aids not working.

‘It is really important during this time that people have properly working hearing aids so they can keep in touch with family and friends by telephone or online.

‘If anyone needs batteries for their NHS hearing aid or require information on hearing loss please get in touch,’ she added.

Anyone on Arran who is looking for support with basic hearing aid maintenance or needs information on issues relating to hearing loss can email or get in touch by telephone or texting 07391 017781.