Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is the charity which supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus in Scotland to live the life they choose by providing community-based services, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.
A resource area operates within the Centre, offering people the chance to review some of the helpful technology on offer. A full range of products, and instructions on how to order can be found at: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop
People can request a brochure by using the direct contact details at the top of the web page or emailing the team at Scotland@hearingloss.org.uk or calling 0141 341 5330.
Additional services offered by Action on Hearing Loss
Moving On is our specialist transitions service which supports 16-25 year olds who are Deaf or have a hearing loss in the central belt of Scotland (Dundee down to Ayrshire) to take up work experience and move in to full-time employment, training or education.
Hear to Help volunteers, who are trained by local NHS audiology departments, support people with hearing loss in Ayrshire & Arran, Greater Glasgow and Tayside in community venues such as libraries and in sheltered housing, care and nursing homes. The volunteers clean NHS hearing aids, change tubing and provide new batteries so that service users don’t need to travel to hospital.
Online Today! provides digital skills training for people who have hearing loss across Scotland so that they can go online, set up an email address, stay secure when using the Internet and get the most from current technology such as tablets, smartphones or eReaders.
Information services provides a range of information about deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus via talks for community and social groups and stands run at regional / local events and national conferences.
Forth Valley Sensory Centre is the location for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s monthly products demonstration drop-in sessions when people who are Deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus can try out, borrow and buy equipment such as amplified telephones, personal listeners and vibrating alarms which can make everyday life easier.