NHS hearing aid battery pick-up point available in some Moray libraries

Library customers in some parts of Moray can now pick up replacement hearing aid batteries from their library.

The free service, offering up to two packs of size 13 and size 312 batteries for collection, is run by Moray Council in collaboration with NHS Grampian, from libraries in Elgin, Forres, Keith, Burghead, and Tomintoul.

Anyone wanting to use the service will need to bring along their NHS letter that shows they have an NHS hearing aid and states the battery size that their device requires.

Chair of Moray Council's Education, Communities and Leisure Services Committee, Cllr Kathleen Robertson, said: “We’re pleased to be working with NHS Grampian to make it easier and more convenient for people to pick up their hearing aid batteries in these local communities at the same time, perhaps, as they’re picking up or dropping off their books. We hope this is useful and would remind people to check our library opening times before they venture out on a visit.”

Mark Mitchell, Head of Audiology Services for NHS Grampian, said: "I am delighted to be working with Moray Council on this project. Making it easier for people to get new batteries for their NHS hearing aids means they can continue to get the benefit of these devices with the minimum of fuss and hassle for them."

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Moray Council Press Office