RESIDENTS who struggle with their hearing are set to get more support.

The charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is starting a new drop-in service to support NHS hearing aid users in Ochiltree.

The community service will begin running its first monthly drop-in session in Ochiltree Community Hub between 10am-12noon on Monday, November 18. Visitors can take the opportunity to be supported by volunteers, trained by NHS Ayrshire and Arran, by having their NHS hearing aids cleaned or re-tubed so that they can hear conversations with friends and family more clearly.

New hearing aid batteries will also be provided.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Fiona Goodwin said: “Getting used to a hearing aid can be very challenging and take time so we are looking forward to welcoming local people to our new monthly support session. No appointment is necessary to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who can help people by making adjustments, cleaning or undertaking basic maintenance to improve the performance of your NHS hearing aids.”

Kirsty Fowler, who manages Ochiltree Community Hub, said: “We are delighted to host Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s community hearing support service and encourage anyone with queries about how to cope with hearing loss or become informed about how to get the full use of their hearing aids to just pop in for a chat with the charity’s volunteers on the morning of Monday, November 18.”

For information about the charity’s service, email: telephone/ text: 07391 017781 or email: