The Hearing Aider service has been developed to provide support and encouragement to anyone that uses an NHS hearing aid.
This free service is delivered across Hertfordshire by our team of trained volunteers ("Hearing Aiders"), who visit residential homes, sheltered accommodation, day centres and housebound people in their own homes.
The volunteers provide a basic hearing aid maintenance service, including cleaning and retubing NHS hearing aids, and replacing batteries. They can also help with troubleshooting problems that users are having with their hearing aid and can offer advice on assistive equipment.
As well as practical support, Hearing Aiders offer support and advice on hearing loss, such as communication tips. Many of our volunteer Hearing Aiders have a hearing impairment themselves so have first-hand experience of how stressful and isolating hearing loss can be.
This service is kindly supported by Hertfordshire County Council.