Free drop-in sessions are being offered to help hearing aid users get the best out of their equipment.
Action on Hearing Loss is providing two Hear To Help sessions a month in Morpeth.
It is estimated that one in six people in the area have some form of hearing loss, but many struggle to use their hearing aids and need ongoing support.
The free sessions offer advice and practical help on how to get the most from NHS hearing aids so people can hear more clearly and play a full part in conversations with friends, family and colleagues.
Action on Hearing Loss Community Support Officer Anne Shilton said: “With spring in the air and more opportunities to get out and about, it’s the perfect time for people to give their hearing aids a spring clean.
“Our hearing aid support sessions are run mainly by volunteers, who often have experience with hearing loss themselves and are trained to ensure you can get the best out of your hearing aids, be that for gardening, long walks, or time with the family.”
Our hearing aid support sessions are run mainly by volunteers, who often have experience with hearing loss themselves.Anne Shilton, Action on Hearing Loss Community Support Officer
Drop-in sessions are held at St James’s Church Vestry in Copper Chare every last Wednesday of the month, from 10.30am to 11.30am, and at Greystoke Surgery in Morpeth NHS Centre every first Wednesday of the month, from 2pm to 3.30pm.
For more information about the Morpeth service, or sessions elsewhere, contact Ms Shilton on 01670 513606, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Action on Hearing Loss is the UK’s largest charity for hearing loss and is the only one dedicated to funding research into treatments and cures. For more details visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk or call 0808 808 0123, or 0808 808 9000 textphone.