Helping hand for hard of hearing

Action on Hearing Loss has launched a befriending scheme.

Action on Hearing Loss has launched a befriending scheme.

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Hearing loss sufferers in Kirklees will get a helping hand thanks to a charity.

Action on Hearing Loss, formerly the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, has introduced a new befriending service to help those who feel isolated.

The charity is holding sessions around the district designed to give people a chance to discuss issues relating to deafness.

Action on Hearing Loss community support officer Chris Evans said: “It will be achieved through groups of older people with hearing loss who meet regularly to provide mutual support, share experiences and coping strategies for hearing loss.”

Sessions will take place at the Dewsbury Customer Service Centre, in Town Hall Way, on the second Wednesday of every month and in Dewsbury Library, in Railway Street, on the third Thursday of every month, from 10am to noon.

They will also be held at Cleckheaton Library on the second Tuesday of every month, from 10am to noon.