Diane McVey of Diles Hearing Center is announcing the creation of the Diles Hospice Hearing Aid Loan Program, in cooperation with the Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses' Association, Hospice and Health Services, Inc. The staff of Diles Hearing Center will donate their services to test and fit loaner hearing devices for any patient in hospice care and referred by ACVNA/HSS.
The purpose of this new program is to improve communication between a hospice patient and others, including spouse/partner, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals providing hospice and/or medical services. Often a hearing loss prevents the enjoyment of conversations or listening to music, etc. during this phase of life. In addition, some medical treatments, including chemotherapy, can decrease hearing.
Diles Hearing is seeking donations of hearing devices for the program. Often our patients' families ask what they can do with a deceased spouse's or parent's hearing devices. It is illegal to sell a hearing aid without a license to fit hearing aids; therefore, donation to this program may help another person by finding further use for the hearing aids.
Below is a photo of our founder, the late Bill Diles, and his wife Mary donating the first set of digital hearing devices to the Hearing for Hospice Program!
Anyone who has questions about the Diles Hospice Hearing Aid Loan Program or hearing loss assistance can call our Athens office at :(740) 594-3571 or 1-800-237-7716. Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice and Health Services, Inc. can be contacted at (740) 594-8226 or 1-800-837-1112.