An MSP is urging people to volunteer in the north-east for a new service supporting older veterans who are experiencing hearing loss or tinnitus.
Maureen Watt has made the call after learning about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s hearing forces service.
The scheme is part of a partnership led by Poppyscotland to help veterans cope with hearing loss.
Volunteers will be trained to clean, re-tube and adjust NHS hearing aids and provide vital information about ways to reduce the impacts of tinnitus and advice about assistive equipment, such as amplified telephones or personal listeners, which can make everyday life easier.
Ms Watt said: “I’m delighted to discover that Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is working with 14 partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium to provide holistic support for local older veterans.
“I encourage people in Aberdeen South and North Kincardine to come forward for the charity’s Hearing Forces service which aims to provide one-to-one support for those who are affected by hearing loss.”