Many Scottish public library services provide a way for people to pick up hearing aid batteries in library branches. Due to the coronavirus pandemic provision in some areas has been disrupted.
Below you will find details of how Scottish public library services are currently providing hearing aid batteries.
Library customers in Angus can now pick up replacement hearing aid batteries from their local library. Opening hours can be found here. Customers who are unable to visit the library are advised to contact NHS Tayside Audiology Service on 01382 596965. You can also text 07833046858 or email using the following addressess:
Adult Audiology: email@example.com
Paediatric Audiology: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audiology Near Me: email@example.com
More information is available on the NHS Tayside Audiology and Balance Service website.
Anyone requiring hearing aid batteries in the Clackmannanshire area can call the Clackmannanshire Libraries team on either 01786 434171 or 01324 616191 or email Forth Valley Audiology.
Hearing aid batteries are available for collection in library branches across Perth & Kinross. Visit the Culture Perth & Kinross website for more information on specific branch opening times. You can also call Perth & Kinross Libraries on 01738 444949.
East Ayrshire Libraries are working in partnership with the Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG) to provide batteries for NHS hearing aid users. Batteries are available to be collected at the Dick Institute, Auchinleck, Stewarton, Mauchline, Drongan and Newmilns libraries as well as onboard East Ayrshire's Mobile Libraries.
Each of these locations have stock available and no appointment is necessary. For more information call the Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG) on 01292 266791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Replacement batteries for NHS hearing aids are available free of charge from local public libraries in Edinburgh. You will need to bring your yellow battery book along to your local library.
You can also find up to date information about hearing aid batteries and repairs on the Edinburgh Hearing Loss Support Directory.
Libraries in Falkirk have a supply of the most common hearing aid batteries available for collection. All you need to do is bring along your Hearing Aid Booklet when you go to collect the battery (staff only need to see the booklet and no signature is required). For more details on library branch opening times visit the Falkirk Community Trust website.
If you can't get to a library branch or you have a less common type of battery, you can get new batteries posted out to you by calling 01786 434171 or visiting the Forth Valley Audiology Department website.
Glasgow Libraries are currently unable to replace hearing aid batteries face-to-face. This includes their Hearing Aid Community Support Service and Hearing Forces Service. They are supporting those who are deaf or have hearing loss through phone calls, emails and texts.
For help you can contact the Hearing Aid Community Support Service on
0141 341 5358 or 07391868303. You cal also email the Community Support Service.
Those looking to contact the Hearing Forces Service can call Angela on 07464 828452 or email the Hearing Forces Service.
You can request hearing aid batteries by calling the NHS Lothian Audiology on 0131 536 1637 or emailing the Audiology Department. Batteries can then be sent out by post or collected from Eastfield Medical Practice, Midlothian Community Hospital or Penicuik Medical Practice.
You can also use the library Click & Collect service available from Dalkeith, Newtongrange and Penicuik Library branches and the mobile library.
You can fill in a Reserve & Collect form online or call/email any on the three staffed service points below.
You can pick up replacement batteries for NHS hearing aids at the following public library branches in North Ayrshire: Dalry, Beith, Kilbirnie, Ardrossan and Stevenston. For more information call the Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG) on 01292 266791 or email email@example.com
Batteries for NHS hearing aids can be picked up at the following South Ayrshire public library branches: Ayr Carnegie library, Mossblown library, Tarbolton library, Symington library, Forehill library, Maybole library and onboard the mobile library.
For more information call the Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG) on 01292 266791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org