Charity Action on Hearing Loss

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Charity Action on Hearing Loss is hosting an information and advice session in The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle on Wednesday, March 2 between 10.30am and 2.30pm for people aged 55+ who are deaf, hard of hearing or suffer from tinnitus to help them remain safe and connected to vital services.

After the talk a light lunch will be provided as well as hearing aid support. For information, to confirm attendance or ask for communication support contact Lynda Gould on 028 9555 4107 or via e-mail lynda.gould@hearingloss.org.uk.

For this ‘Hear To Inform’ session, Action on Hearing Loss will partner up with the NI Fire and Rescue Service, PSNI and the Council Home Safety Officer who will talk about their services and how they can support people with hearing loss.

Lynda Gould, Outreach Development Officer with Action on Hearing Loss, says: “Many older people with hearing loss often find it difficult to communicate with friends and family; even everyday activities like shopping can add to feelings of being left out and isolated, and when it comes to matters of safety hearing loss can also be a real disadvantage.

An older person with hearing loss may not be able to hear smoke alarms, telephones and doorbells, and with a limited number of people to ask for help, the degree of vulnerability and level of risk rises. This event is an opportunity for the people of the Moyle area to get practical advice and support to help them stay safe and connected.”