The Libor Scandal and The Veterans Hearing Fund
Some Veterans in the UK have conflicted feelings about using the Veterans Hearing Fund. Many feel they are making a claim against the British Legion. In fact, that couldn't be further from the truth. The Veterans Hearing Fund is funded by HM Government using monies from fines raised during the Libor Scandal.
The LIBOR Scandal
The Libor Scandal arose when a group of financial institutions were accused of fixing the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). LIBOR is an important interest rate in global finance and it was fixed in order to make banks look more stable than they were. Millions in fines were imposed upon the financial institutions and HM Treasury has decided that some of the cash raised through these fines would be used to support Veterans medical needs. The Royal British Legion’s Veterans Medical Funds (which includes the Veterans Hearing Fund) programme is funded through a five year, £13m commitment from HM Treasury using income from the Libor fines.
We work with the British Legion to ensure that Veterans get easy access to the Veterans Hearing Fund for the hearing aids, assistive equipment and tinnitus therapy that they need and deserve.
My husband is ex-services, former Army, Royal Artillery. Needless to say, he suffers from a hearing loss or as they say in the RA family, Gunner Ear! His experience and the ongoing service of our Armed Forces have made us proud of who you are.
After seeing the struggle he had with his hearing and his need for high technology to help. We wanted to do something tangible that could help others with similar problems. We also felt that while doing so we should recognise your service.
We decided that helping ex-servicemen and women to access the Veterans Hearing Fund in order that they could get access to the very best equipment and care would go some way to doing just that. We want to make sure that you have access to the very best equipment available.
Typically with NIHL it sounds like people are mumbling, the words sound unclear. The volume isn't the problem, it's the clarity of the speech that is at issue. That's typical of this type of loss and we know that we can help.
Providing Hearing Aids and Hearing Care To Veterans of All The Services
We provide the very best hearing aids to Veterans of all services including the Armed Forces, Police and Emergency Services
Experience of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Our personal experience with noise-induced deafness gives us a solid grounding in the treatment of this type of hearing loss. I fitted my Husband with hearing aids about 4 years ago. His hearing loss is typical of someone who has served in the Armed Forces and has been exposed to gunfire (whether small arms or large weapon systems) or even loud engine noise.
Through trial and error, we have gathered a large knowledge base and clear understanding of what the issues are and how to treat them. We also understand and use specialist testing that is needed for this type of hearing loss. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) isn't easy to treat and we have learned that it demands the highest level of hearing instrument technology.
Hear4U & HealthScreen UK Group
Uk Veterans Hearing Help is a part of the Hear4u and HealthScreen Group. Hear4U provides hearing aids and hearing care privately across the Midlands. HealthScreen UK provides SEQOHS accredited health and safety services across the UK.