Charity’s bid to help people out of the cold

Residents who wear hearing aids are invited to come along to free hearing-aid maintenance clinics and hearing loss support groups as part of a charity’s winter campaign to ensure no one misses out on hearing their loved ones this festive season.

One in six people in Northumberland have some form of hearing loss, yet many people struggle with their hearing aids and don’t use them regularly.

Action on Hearing Loss’s Come in from the Cold campaign aims to help people continue the relationships that matter to them by offering advice and practical support.

Anne Shilton, community support officer at Action on Hearing Loss, said: “Our services in Northumberland offer friendly informative sessions run by trained volunteers who often have first-hand experience of hearing loss.”

A hearing-aid drop-in clinic is held at Bell View in Belford on the second Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 3pm, while a hearing-loss support group takes place at Warkworth Parish Rooms on the last Thursday of the month from 10am to noon.

The charity also runs drop-in sessions at Alnwick Library, Amble Health Centre, Wooler Health Centre and Rothbury Library.

To find out more, contact Anne 01670 513606 or email heartohelp.northoftyne@hearingloss.org.uk