Hearing Aids For Veterans

Suffering from hearing loss affects all parts of an individual’s life. This includes introvert personality types will want to hear in certain situations, even if they don’t enjoy being in the company of people.

Hearing Aids For Veterans

Suffering from hearing loss affects all parts of an individual’s life. This includes introvert personality types will want to hear in certain situations, even if they don’t enjoy being in the company of people.

Some of the effects you might experience as a hearing loss sufferer may include

  • Speech such as one on one, as well as in groups will be hindered greatly without specialist equipment.
  • Work will be difficult in an office or anywhere with a noise in the background which may be above comfortable background levels.
  • Meetings, even in a quiet room across a table can be difficult.
  • One to one, especially if working in the role of a counsellor will be nearly impossible without hearing aids or other equipment.
  • Sports in an contained environment could cause increased stress and confusion in the individual.
  • Countryside walking while listening to birds or other wildlife, can be a really sad place if you can’t hear them anymore especially if you like time by yourself.
  • Television would need to be increased in volume and then may still not be clear.
  • Music doesn’t sound the same when you can’t hear the higher frequency elements of the music.

How might a veteran be affected more than others?

The loss of all the environments above or even a few, and the lack of ability to cope can erode away at an individual’s confidence, making them reluctant to go frequently into that environment. It can also put them under pressure to perform and make them feel anxious about their abilities. This over time can have a big impact on a person’s mental health, where they stop socialising which further has a knock-on effect on their mental health and leads to depression.

We see this time and time again in the elderly client, but equally our veterans who may be younger and leaving the forces with some form of mental health issue such as PTSD and coming back into civilian work life. 

They have to try and compete with people the same age, with similar skill sets, but having not suffered this way within a work environment like the veteran. The veteran will need to be empowered and supported to compete for new work roles in a civilian job.

How much does a hearing aid cost?

The cost of quality hearing aids can be between £3000 to £4000 on the high street. An amount that many veterans are never going to be able to afford, leaving the only option of getting support from the NHS, a service already overloaded and stretched with many other users.

We want to change this by offering veterans another route to secure the funding they need for both the hearing aids and the aftercare, that makes such a big difference to their lives.

Hearing aid technology

The latest technology in hearing aids is far more advanced then what the NHS can offer. Because of there advanced nature, the NHS could not afford this technology for every user in the UK.

But this is what the veteran needs, and in our minds the veteran deserves this for giving up several years of their life, ensuring the protection of our borders. The potential damage to their health which comes with agreeing to be a member of the Armed Forces, the potential risk of action and going to war we believe also reinforces to us why veterans deserve this technology.

We have asked all the hearing aid companies in the UK to provide their latest specifications of hearing aids. You can view all of these through each manufacturers page, don’t hesitate to call us to discuss any questions you might have.

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.

Gold arned force service award

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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