Big Guns, Big Tanks & Lots of Noise

The British Army is the backbone of our Armed Forces and undertakes a variety of roles to help maintain the peace and, when necessary, support those in need in times of crises. In their operational role, the Army has been involved in all major conflicts and most recently in operations around the world including the Falkland Islands, Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Using heavy machinery including high velocity guns, tanks and missiles which by nature produce high levels of sound obviously affects hearing.

In fact, even small arms fire can affect hearing and can cause Tinnitus therefore, it is not the size of the weapon but the constant exposure to the level of sound not experienced in civilian life. Unfortunately, when you are involved with a fire fight, it is not practicable to use hearing defenders therefore the volume of sound can be unbearable but also unnoticeable as you tend to concentrate on achieving the objective.

It is normally diagnosed after leaving the Army and working in a much quieter environment, that hearing loss is experienced in everyday life.

We at UK Veterans Hearing Foundation are aware of the hearing problems related to operational Service and, have already helped so many Veterans gain a better quality of life for both them and their families.

Want to know more? After all, you have nothing to lose so why not give us a Call on 01455 248 900

Our Army Success

” I was only 16 when I joined the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1982. After completing my training, I was posted to a front line unit in Germany in what was the height of the cold war. My first role was to work on a howitzer crew exercising extensively on the remote and harsh environment of the North German Plains.
We trained hard and completed many live firing exercises in readiness to defend Europe from Communist Russia. Sadly, ear protection was not taken as seriously as it should have been. The Army didn’t train us on the debilitating effects of being exposed to high levels of noise, particularly the kind of deafening noise that is experienced daily as part of life in an Artillery gun battery…

…Samantha understood exactly what was needed and helped me make all the arrangements I needed to get the tests done and secured the supply of the very best hearing aids.
Having been fit with the hearing aids I now know exactly what I was missing…

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Steve Birdsall CEO

Partially & Fully Funded

You will receive a free Hearing Test, all funding for your new Hearing Aids and any accessories you might need! Tinnitus support is also available at no cost!

5 Years Guarantee

All our hearing technology comes with a 5 year guarantee & hearing aids with a 3 month exchange programme, ensuring your hearing aids are just right for you!

Extensive Aftercare

Once you have received your new hearing aids, we continue to offer you support at any time. This includes 3 years of expert aftercare to ensure 100% satisfaction.

Improved Quality Of Life

Our expert can select the best hearing aid systems, tailored specifically to suit your hearing needs. You can then enjoy a new and improved quality of life!

Help Us Fit More Veterans!

Since becoming a charity, we have managed to fit over 50 veterans with top-class hearing aids! However, we still have more than 2,500 veterans who need our help in getting back to a normal standard of life after the hearing damage they received in their years of service. Any donations we receive are a huge help in the lives of our vets and we are eternally grateful for whatever you may be able to spare.

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Proudly supporting those who serve!

UK Veterans Hearing Help (now the UK Veterans Hearing Foundation) received the Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in 2016, in 2019 we achieved Silver level and in 2020 we achieved the highest level Gold. The scheme provides an award for organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and armed forces community.

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