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Appeal for help for those with hearing aids

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

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A charity project is urgently appealing for volunteers to help provide vital help to hearing aid users.

Action on Hearing Loss runs "Hear to Help" in partnership with the audiology department at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. It trains volunteers to show people how to get the best performance from their NHS hearing aids, so that they can hear more clearly.

When fully trained, volunteers carry out basic maintenance on hearing aids, such as replacing tubing and batteries, and provide information on equipment and support which can improve the everyday lives of people with hearing loss.

Senior community support officer Karen Squire said: "We're urgently looking for new volunteers from east Cornwall, including those who have hearing loss themselves, to come forward to support our regular Hear to Help community drop-in sessions.

"Getting used to a hearing aid can be very difficult and takes time. We'd be delighted to speak with anyone interested in helping people to keep using their hearing aids so that they can hear friends and family more clearly."

For more information call 01752 228657.

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