Support for people with hearing loss in Montrose

Charities supporting people who are deaf or have hearing loss in Montrose are holding an information day as part of Deaf Awareness Week.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland will be at the Health Centre, Marine Avenue, Montrose from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday, May 8, providing information and support to people with hearing loss.

There will be information on hearing loss and products, such as amplified telephones, that make it easier for to communicate with family and friends.

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland Tayside project coordinator, Michelle Donoghue, said: “We are looking forward to talking with people in Montrose about any questions on our Deaf Awareness Week activities on hearing loss.

“One in six people in Montrose have some form of hearing loss which can leave them feeling isolated.

“Talking to others and finding out about the life-changing support and products that are available is key to improving the everyday lives of people who are deaf or have hearing loss.”

Alana Trusty, manager, Deaf Links Tayside said: “Deaf Awareness Week is a great opportunity for people in Montrose to find out more about the issues that affect people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

“We not only support people with hearing loss but can also help address concerns that family and friends of people with hearing loss have.

“Taking steps to understand the barriers people who are deaf face is the first step in making sure that they can properly support a family member or friend with hearing loss.”

Deaf Awareness Week runs from Monday, May 4 until Sunday, May 10.

Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID.