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Perth and Kinross,
Drop-in service for hearing aid users in Perth & Kinross
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Drop-in service for hearing aid users in Perth & Kinross

Drop-in service for hearing aid users in Perth & Kinross

A new service run by volunteers to help hearing aid users is being delivered at various locations across Perth & Kinross.

A FREE drop-in re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service is being delivered across Perth & Kinross. This new drop-in clinic is part of a Tayside-wide service which is being delivered by specially trained volunteers.

The volunteers have been trained by NHS Tayside’s Audiology Service and can replace the tubing in ear moulds and provide replacement batteries for NHS hearing aid users. Unfortunately volunteers are unable to re-tube open fit aids which have the thin wire with tip in ear.

It is important that hearing aid users being along their yellow book as this is required to be produced to receive batteries.

Samantha Batty, Head of Service NHS Tayside Audiology and Balance Service, said, “We are very pleased that volunteers have taken on this role with the support from the NHS Tayside’s audiology team.

“With drop-in clinics taking place at various locations across the county it is hoped that hearing aid users will find this service helpful.”  

Drop-in clinics are being held in Perth & Kinross for re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service at:

Vision PK, 14 New Row, Perth - Drop-in clinics every FIRST Wednesday of every month between 10am - noon

Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital - Drop-in clinics running every LAST Wednesday of every month between 2-4pm

Auchterarder Library, Chapel Wynd, Auchterarder – Drop-in clinics run every SECOND Thursday of every month between10am – 12 noon

Crieff Community Hospital - Drop-in clinics run every FIRST Wednesday of every month between 1.30 – 3.30pm

Kinross-shire Day Centre, 64 High Street - Drop-in clinics run every FIRST Monday of every month between 11am - 12noon

Willowbank Sheltered Housing, Dunkeld - Drop-in clinics run every THIRD Thursday every month between 10am - 12noon

For more information about this service contact the Audiology Department at Kings Cross Health & Community Care Centre, Clepington Road, Dundee by emailing audiologydundee.tayside@nhs.net or call 01382 596965 or TEXT to 07833046858.

Contact:

Anna Michie

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424138

Last Modified: 04/05/2018