A free drop-in re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service for hearing aid users will be held in Kirriemuir Health Centre on the first Wednesday of every month between 2 and 4pm.
This new drop-in clinic is part of a Tayside-wide service which is being delivered by specially trained volunteers. The NHS 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 bring 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.”
Angus drop-in clinics for the re-tubing of mould type hearing aids and replacement battery service are also being held at:
Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath weekly on Thursdays between 2-4pm
Links Health Centre, Montrose on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10am-noon
Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar weekly on Tuesdays between 10am-noon and Thursdays 2-4pm
For more information about this service contact the Audiology Department at Kings Cross Health & Community Care Centre by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01382 596965 or sending a text to 07833 046858.