The Kingston Hearing Aid Project
This new project is funded by the Action on Hearing loss, previoulsy knows as the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, (RNID), in partnership with Kingston Hospital Trust, the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames local authority, (RBK), and Age Concern, Kingston.
The objectives of the project are to develop and deliver outreach services to all NHS hearing aid users, especially those with mobility and access difficulties, as it will bring hearing aid support directly into client’s homes or local area.
The main areas of work are to:
- Provide a follow up service for newly diagnosed hearing aid users
- Create “walk-in clinics” around the borough where hearing aid users can receive technical help with hearing aids, such as re-tubing
- Support and guidance
Working closely with the Sensory Impairment Team at the Crescent Resource Centre in New Malden, the project will be overseen by a RNID Community Support Officer who, as the project develops, will be responsible for coordinating trained volunteers.
Claremont Medical Centre operates a 'walk-in clinic' once a month on the second friday of each month between 10am and 12pm. Feel free to drop in and see Richard, the Community Support Officer. We also provide a battery dispensing service for NHS hearing aid users, just ask at reception.
Should you require any further information please use the contact details below between Tuesday and Friday.
Richard Williams ~Community Support Officer
Hearing Aid Support
Crescent Resource Centre
Cocks Crescent, off Blagdon Road
Tel: (020) 8547 6600
Mobile : 07918 942 107