MSP visits ‘Hear to Help’ at Glenfield care home
Local MSP, Duncan McNeil, has been finding out about the work being undertaken by Action on Hearing Loss Scotland in Greenock.
He visited Glenfield care home, which the charity visits as part of its ‘Hear to Help’ project. Hear to Help offers support and frontline maintenance to hearing aid users.
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s trained volunteers to carry out regular visits to Glenfield to change batteries and tubing and offer practical advice to residents who wear hearing aids.
Hear to Help’s work at Glenfield means those wearing hearing aids communicate better with staff, family and friends. Hear to Help also offers a monthly drop-in on the fourth Monday of the month at Craigend Resource Centre in Greenock between 10am-12noon.
Speaking about the visit, Duncan McNeil MSP said: “I think it is great that residents in Glenfield and in Greenock can, thanks to Hear to Help, get hearing aid maintenance in a local setting. By offering Hear to Help sessions at Glenfield, staff and residents don’t have to make the journey to the local hospital for basic hearing aid maintenance. I wish everyone connected with Hear to Help well and hope the project continues to flourish in Greenock.”
Project Coordinator, Donna McSwiggan, said: “We are really lucky to have such committed and hardworking volunteers. The work that our volunteers in Greenock carry out is vital and really helps people to get the most out of their hearing aids. Wearing a hearing aid can be quite daunting for some people and we want to give them the support and confidence they need.
Anyone who wants to find out more about our work can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 341 5338.”