Are You A Veteran Suffering From Hearing Loss?
The Royal Air Force Top Gun Noise Machines
Making sure your hearing flies
Aircraft have developed over the years, particularly through the jet age to fast and furious deterrents which are not the quietest of machines and, during operations or exercises, a fast turn-around or launch is required to get the job completed. Ear defenders were not always available and those provided, not the best restrictor for intense sound. Those of you who have attended air shows will know the noise level generated by fast jets and associated aircraft when flying but, those who have to work in close proximity to get them airborne; the noise is quite ferocious.
Like our sister services, all RAF personnel are expected to be able to use small arms and regularly train with them in preparation for operations and normal annual defence training. This is often carried out with minimal hearing protection which has only just started to be of an acceptable level.
Helping Irreversible Damage
Our RAF Success
Mr Woodthorpe has known our founder Samantha Bennett for 14 years and is one of the veterans we were able to fit with a hearing aid, whilst we fight to get more funding we thought it would be an uplifting story to share –
“When I was in the RAF mainly in Singapore, we used to test Rolls-Royce Merlin Engines and it was in the open, it wasn’t an enclosed testbed.
It was extremely loud but you know in those days we had nothing to cover your hearing up, and on the latter parts of my airforce career I was working on jet engines and I went to Rolls Royce to work on them…
…My hearing aids are quite a boom, when I’m sleeping on my bed I can’t hear if someone enters the room if I have them off.
Read the full story here.
How We Can Help
We get our funding from multiple sources ensuring our veterans get the treatments they need. We can help you gain access to this funding with continuous support along the way. We endeavour to make sure that your application is submitted with the highest level of quality and success rate possible, so we can get you hearing with some fantastic new Hearing Aids as soon as possible.
If you would like to start your application – Click Here To Make An Enquiry >>
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 and as of 2019 have achieved Silver level. The scheme provides an award for organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and armed forces community.
Think You May Be Entitled To Partial or Full Funding For Veterans?
Then contact us using the either of the methods below and we will guide you through the process – simply, from start to finish.