Who we are
Samantha and Ben Bennett began the UK Veterans Hearing Help in response to Bens subsequent hearing loss from his 13 years in the Royal Artillery. When Ben at 43 years of age started to struggle with the volume of the TV, and in groups of people, Sam who was already a Hearing Aid Audiologist with their children (also Audiologists) diagnosed Ben with a high-frequency hearing loss which affected his clarity. They quite quickly fitted Ben with hearing aids with the support of a manufacturer and when Sam and Ben went to the next reunion, a lot of Bens’ colleagues commented on his hearing aids and their issues.
Sam and Ben together decided this was an area where they could help and give something back, and quickly developed the concept for the UK Veterans Hearing Help.
Two years on, Sam and Ben now work with Vickie, Chloe and Colin who together take the message out across the World, yes, the World! As we now get enquiries and arrange this service worldwide with support from Audiologists everywhere.
The UK Veterans Hearing Help team is made up of a small, open-hearted group of people.
Chloe is the acting Business Development Manager on the UK Veterans Hearing Help team and will be able to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your application or the process in which you will go through to receive your funding.
Tyler is the Shareholding Director of Hear4U & Healthscreen Ltd and the General Manager of the UK Veterans Hearing Help. Tyler oversees all operations with the UK Veterans Hearing Help and ensures everything is running smoothly.
“We wanted the UK Vets to be supportive of all its followers who needed our help. We wanted to take the service to our older veterans who couldn’t get out and access this service. We wanted to fit the best technology with the best assistive devices, and we wanted it done as smoothly as possible”
Colin is a retired Squadron Leader having served over 41 years in the Royal Air Force. He suffers from high-tone deafness and found UKVHH by accident when they asked for volunteers to help with their events. The experience and knowledge Colin had gained from his military Service and previously having worked for an educational charity, he was asked to join UKVHH as their Stakeholder Engagement, Governance and Events Planner. Colin’s wants to help Veterans like himself in obtaining a better way of life and is currently going through the procedure to obtain hearing aids right now.
Lydia, Colin’s partner in crime is a West Midland lass who has a strong belief in what UK Veterans Hearing Help is giving back to Veterans who are suffering from a hearing loss as a result of military service. She is keen to get the right message out there at the events UK Veterans Hearing Help are attending this year and will accompany Colin at events throughout the country spreading the word, giving advice and more importantly, a smile that shows she cares.
Samantha Bennett RHAD, CECP, DipH, CertSM is the founder of Hear4U & UK Veterans Hearing Help. With an endless dedication to hearing, Samantha has worked her way up to become one of the most renowned audiologists in the country. Sam will be able to give you a clear and precise Hearing Assessment to ensure you are receiving the right Hearing Aids with your funding.
Ben Bennett, Sam’s Husband, has been through the Veterans Hearing Fund process himself and still hears clearly to this day. With the restoration of his ability to hear, as a Veteran himself, Ben feels this is an opportunity not to go unnoticed.
How we can help
The UK Veterans Hearing Help is one of the few organisations that have direct access to the Veterans Hearing Fund through the British Legion. We can help you gain access to this fund 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.