The Montrose opticians is urging locals residents to donate their old, unwanted hearing aids in support of Sound Seekers.
Hearing aid donations
Specsavers in Montrose is collecting hearing aids to donate to the charity which supports deaf and hearing-impaired people living in developing countries. Customers can get involved in the appeal by dropping off their old hearing aids at the store on the High Street.
The hearing aids are recycled and the money raised is used to fund the charity’s work in developing countries. Sound Seekers is dedicated to helping those with hearing impairments, particularly children, in the poorest communities of the developing world.
Some of the vital work the charity carries out includes supporting hospital staff to be trained in basic audiology, raising awareness of the causes of hearing loss and delivering teacher training, materials and equipment to help provide schooling and education to hearing impaired children.
The store is also selling Miffy badges with the proceeds going to Sound Seekers.
Dedicated Hearing Centre
Bridgeen Johnston, director at Specsavers in Montrose, said: ‘In Britain we are used to having access to excellent hearcare on our high streets but most people in developing countries are not as lucky, so it’s important we do what we can to support those with hearing impairments there
‘In addition to supporting those with hearing loss in Africa, we’re dedicated to helping those on our doorstep with a fantastic hearing centre team in store. Our staff are always on hand to offer advice on our hearing services, hearing loss, protection and prevention.’
For more information about Sound Seekers, visit www.sound-seekers.org.uk