While this won’t directly affect Local Engagement services it is important to be aware of the risks batteries can pose, especially to babies and young children, but also people with additional risk factors such as those with a significant learning disability, dementia or other cognitive or sensory impairment. Everyone who wears hearing aids should keep their battery supply in a secure location especially if they live with or care for any people who are more at risk of harm from batteries. If any service users are particularly concerned, they should be advised to contact their audiologist to discuss secure battery compartments. These can only be opened with specific tools and prevent unintended access to a hearing aid battery while it is in a hearing aid.
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If your hearing aid requires a new tube or you require new batteries you can call in to the hearing aid clinic at St James’ Hospital (1st Floor, Chancellor Wing) and the receptionist will be happy to help you.
Hearing aid batteries are available from the clinics above or can be collected from the drop-in clinics on the next page
Batteries will be provided on a 6 monthly basis
Please ensure you bring your battery card when collecting batteries.
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Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service
The Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service volunteers provide free batteries, basic servicing and cleaning for NHS hearing aids obtained from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LGI, St James, Wharfedale).
Visit the Drop-In Clinics (closed on National Holidays):
Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service Gallery House
10am – 12:00pm
1pm – 3:00pm
Otley Library Nelson Street
1st Tuesday of month
9am – 12:45pm
Blackburn Hall Commercial Street
1st Thursday of month
1pm – 2:30pm
Rothwell Community Hub Marsh Street
1st Thursday of Month
3pm – 4pm
Crossgates Good Neighbours Station Road
1st Friday of month
9:30 – 11:30am
Middleton Elderly Social Centre Middleton Park Avenue
2nd Tuesday of month
10am – 2:00pm
Garforth Library Liggett Lane
3rd Thursday of month
9:30 – 11:30am
Morley Town Hall – (downstairs hall)
4th Tuesday of month
10am – 2:30pm
Moor Allerton Library –