DROP-IN sessions are to take place at East Renfrewshire libraries to help hearing aid users.

The events are being staged by the Action on Hearing Loss Scotland charity, with audiology-trained ‘Hear to Help’ volunteers on hand to clean and re-tube NHS hearing aids and provide new batteries.

The aim is to help people follow conversations with their family and friends.

The next drop-in session will take place at Clarkston Library on Thursday, January 18, from 3pm until 5pm.

Lainey McFarlane, Hear to Help co-ordinator, said: “We’ll be delighted to welcome people to our upcoming drop-in sessions in Clarkston, where our wonderful volunteers can adjust and re-tube your NHS hearing aids to be more comfortable and help you hear more clearly.”

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland supports people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus to live the life they choose by campaigning for equality and developing technology and treatments.

For more information about the charity, including its hearing aid drop-in sessions, call 0738 822 7407 or send an email to scotland@hearingloss.org.uk.

There is also further information about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland online at www.hearingloss.org.uk/Scotland or you can call the freephone advice line on 0808 808 0123.