ng homes is ‘hear to help’ sheltered housing tenants

hear to helpSheltered housing tenants of ng homes took part in a hearing aid maintenance clinic recently run by Action on Hearing Loss at Barloch Street in Possilpark.

At the clinic, tenants were provided with new batteries and replacement tubing for their hearing aids. Tuning and volume controls were also checked and advice was given on how to use and get the best out of hearing aids.

Sheltered housing manager Karen Johnson said: “Our tenants really appreciated Action on Hearing Loss Scotland coming to Barloch Street. The maintenance checks and advice given means tenants are getting the best out of their hearing aids and its also saved them a trip to the local hospital.”

The residents certainly appreciated the clinic with Mrs Sheila Nicoll declaring: “This is a good service” and Mr Jimmy Thompson saying: “A great service, if we could have this on a regular basis it would be brilliant.”

Chairperson of ng homes John Fury said: “We are always looking at ways to make our sheltered tenants lives that bit easier and it’s pleasing to hear that they were delighted by the wonderful service provided by Action on Hearing Loss Scotland.”

Katy Green, project co-ordinator for Action on Hearing Loss said: “Hearing loss, and its impact, seriously affects people’s lives. Making sure hearing aids are well maintained can go a long way to ensuring that those people are still able to play an active role in their families and their communities.”

Hear to Help provides the support to ensure that people do get the best from their hearing aids, enabling them to remain connected active and in many cases independent.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is the charity working to meet the needs and aspirations of people across Scotland who are deaf or have diagnosed hearing loss or tinnitus by ensuring their life choices are not limited.

Their Hear to Help service delivers community-based support and advice to people experiencing difficulties with NHS hearing aids.

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