New service for hearing aid users at Whitehills

MONDAY, 20 MARCH, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New service for hearing aid users at Whitehills

Volunteer meeter and greeters at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre in Forfar will be providing a new service to all NHS hearing aid users.

The volunteers have been trained by NHS Tayside’s Audiology and Balance Service and will be able to replace the tubing in ear moulds and provide replacement batteries for NHS hearing aid users. They will also be able to request an appointment with an audiologist for the patient if they feel this is required.

The service will begin on Tuesday, 28 March and will be available every Tuesday from 10am – 12 and every Thursday from 2 – 4pm. It is important that hearing aid user brings their yellow record book with them.

Samantha Batty, Head of Service NHS Tayside Audiology and Balance Service, said, “We are very pleased that the volunteers at Whitehills have taken on this role and the audiology team will continue to support them. If the service is popular, we hope to provide further drop in sessions across Angus.”

Contact:

Gaynyr Dickson

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 424716