Paisley’s MSP George Adam is backing a charity’s service urging Paisley Buddies to get their hearing checked and start benefiting from using hearing aids and assistive equipment.
As Action on Hearing Loss Scotland estimate 70% of people over 70 have some kind of hearing loss, Paisley’s MSP is encouraging the town’s older residents in particular to attend an upcoming information event which the charity’s Hear to Inform and Connect service is running in Shopmobility.
The service’s Information Manager, Malaika Rose, will be available to give hearing checks and provide details about the full range of support that is available for people who have hearing loss during the event in Shopmobility, The Paisley Centre Car Park, Storie Street between 10.30-12.30 on Friday 25 October.
George Adam MSP said:
“I’m pleased to back Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s call on older people in Paisley to take the opportunity to get their hearing checked at the charity’s upcoming event in Shopmobility and get reassurance about the straightforward process of being fitted with hearing aids and accessing other support to reduce the impact of hearing loss in everyday life.
“I also encourage community and social groups throughout Paisley to contact Action on Hearing Loss Scotland for free information talks to help raise awareness about the signs of hearing loss, how hearing aids and assistive equipment can help and the best ways to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.”
Teri Devine, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, said:
“We appreciate George’s support for our Hear to Inform and Connect service, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and we look forward to welcoming many local people to our event in Shopmobility on 25th October.
“We want to ensure that everyone who may have hearing loss are informed about the importance of getting fitted with hearing aids programmed to meet their individual needs so that they can fully participate in conversations and stay active and connected with others in society.”
For more information about the service, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone/text: 07388 227407.