DROP-IN sessions are to take place in venues across Renfrewshire to help hearing aid users.

The events are being staged by the Action on Hearing Loss Scotland charity, with audiology-trained ‘Hear to Help’ volunteers on hand to clean and re-tube NHS hearing aids and provide new batteries.

The aim is to help local people follow conversations with their family and friends.

The first drop-in session of 2018 will take place in Renfrew Library between 10am and noon on Thursday, January 18.

People are also welcome to go along to the Glenpark Road sheltered housing complex, in Lochwinnoch, from 10am until noon on Friday, January 19, or The Bridge community café, in Bridge of Weir, between 1pm and 2.30pm that day.

The final drop-in will be at Erskine Library on Friday, January 26, from 10am until noon.

Lainey McFarlane, Hear to Help co-ordinator, said: “We’ll be delighted to welcome people to our upcoming drop-in sessions in Renfrew, Lochwinnoch, Bridge of Weir and Erskine, where our wonderful volunteers can adjust and re-tube your NHS hearing aids to be more comfortable and help you hear more clearly.”

For more information, call 0738 822 7407 or send an email to scotland@hearingloss.org.uk.