Action on Hearing Loss Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC038926

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) represents the 945,000 people across Scotland who are deaf or have hearing loss. We work in communities around Scotland to support people with hearing loss including hearing-aid care and specialist employment support. We also campaign for equal access to employment, health, entertainment and to improve standards in audiology care.


Current opportunities

Join our exciting Hearing Forces project, which is providing support to veterans aged 65+, who have hearing loss or tinnitus and their families and carers. It's a great opportunity to meet veterans in a variety of settings and assist with hearing screening, information and hearing aid maintenance. You’ll also advise about helpful equipment and signpost veterans to many other services that may support them.

In this role, you will be fully trained and supported in providing technical assistance to hearing aid users, and helping them and their families to access support services.

Join our Hear to Help team and support service users to get the most from their hearing aids. Help provide hearing aid maintenance and advice as well as saving people a potential trip to the hospital! This is your chance to join our Hear to Help team at Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and support service users on how to get the most from their hearing aids. You will act a useful link between service users and the local health services as well as carrying out basic hearing aid maintenance and support. You will receive training from local audiology services in addition to a full induction process. We also ensure that you receive ongoing support from your project manager throughout your time with us. Having this service available reduces the need for people to travel to hospitals for basic hearing aid support and has significantly benefited local NHS audiology departments by enabling audiologists to focus on more demanding tasks. We're very ambitious about shaping a better future for the 945,000 people who are deaf or have a hearing loss across Scotland. You can help us make a real difference to people affected in your community by sharing your skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment. We couldn’t help the people we do without the support of our wonderful volunteers. In our recent volunteer satisfaction survey, 91% of volunteers said they would recommend us as a good place to volunteer, and 94% agreed that they found their volunteer role motivating and interesting.

Join our Hear to Inform and Connect project to help us provide information to older people with hearing loss, to ensure they feel better informed, and empowered to take action to manage their hearing loss. Our team of Information Officers and trained volunteers provide information in community settings across Scotland. You will be delivering deaf awareness sessions, giving presentations and talks, and raising awareness for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland. Constant support will be provided by your project manager and team in addition to training and induction sessions when you begin. In our recent volunteer satisfaction survey, 91% of volunteers said they would recommend us as a good place to volunteer, and 94% agreed that they found their volunteer role motivating and interesting. We're very ambitious about shaping a better future for the 945,000 people who are deaf or have a hearing loss across Scotland. You can help us make a real difference to people affected in your community by sharing your skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment. We couldn’t help the people we do without the support of our wonderful volunteers