Two organisations in Fife, Scotland, have pooled their resources so that local residents can have their sight and hearing tested at one location.
seescape, which operates from its base in Kirkcaldy, now has a dedicated and sound proof audiology room which is run by Dunfermline headquartered CluisTROM.
The organisations have previously worked in partnership last year at seescape’s Assistive Technology Roadshows, which involve a host of vision and hearing providers.
Carl Hodson, chief executive at seescape, said: “We’re delighted to have a dedicated audiology room on site as this will be of great benefit to a significant number of our patients who are coming to us as a result of a sight impairment or to have an NHS eye test.
“If they require the services of an audiologist, whether it’s to have ear wax removal, or having brand new hearing aids, it’s an exciting step for us to be able to offer more services for local people.”
CluisSTROM makes hearing aids, as well as a supply, fitting and repair service, and suction ear wax removal.
Neil McIntosh, director at CluisTROM, said: “seescape has such a strong base in Fife so it was a natural fit for us to establish ourselves in Kirkcaldy as well. To be able to cater to people’s sound and vision needs under the same roof makes life easier for those seeking our services.”
seescape is the registered named for Fife Society for the Blind, a charity founded in 1865 to help people with a sight impairment.
seescape operates across four services including a sight support team, technology access, an optician and community engagement groups.