AN ISLE of Wight charity has launched a new 'drive-through’ service for hearing aid maintenance.

The Isle of Wight branch of Action on Hearing Loss, based in Newport, has launched its new service for hearing aid users on the Island.

The service is designed to provide a safe, Covid-free environment in which Islanders can have their hearing aids cleaned, serviced and re-tubed, without having to come into physical contact with staff.

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An external view of the drive-through service.

Due to the lockdown, Action on Hearing Loss had to temporarily suspend its face-to-face hearing aid maintenance service, which it ran in community settings around the Island.

Sensory service manager, Mark O’Sullivan said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Islanders who need basic maintenance carried out on their hearing aids to have it done in the comfort of their own vehicles.

"The beauty of this service is that clients do not have to come into direct contact with any staff.

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The Action on Hearing Loss workstation in Newport.

"The service has been rigorously risk assessed and staff wear full PPE at all times.

"Clients who have already used the service during its pilot phase reported on how safe they felt.”

The service runs every Wednesday and Thursday and is appointment only.

To book an appointment, you should call 07918 740936 or email