Latest News: We have recently received correspondence from the Royal British Legion with regard to the Veterans Hearing Fund which received £10 million from the LIBOR Scandal to support Veterans with a hearing loss as a result of military service. Unfortunately, it is not good news to many of you who are either waiting for funding allocation or being accepted by the Royal British Legion and, despite a further allocation of funding, they cannot meet the demand. Many of you will receive a letter from the RBL stating this and, although they are seeking further funding, it is unlikely that this will come to fruition.UKVHH is passionate and determined to continue to help Veterans with a hearing problem and have taken appropriate action to seek funding from other sources to ensure that both those registered with us and any further applications will be honored. This is not a ‘quick fix’ and will take some time for us to procure the funding and support however, we will keep you informed as things progress. I will state that our office team is working continuously with other organisations and this is looking extremely positive with many of the larger military charities and other outlets.It is important to us that we continue to help Veterans with hearing issues and will be branching out into other associated medical problems but once again, this is work in progress and involves working with other major organisations and charities to ensure that only the ‘best’ care is provided.We are determined as ever and despite being a challenge to us, we will take the ‘Bull by the Horns’ and work hard to get things back on track for you all.Keep an eye on our Social Media and website for future updates and remember we are “hear for you”
Mr Astill was in service from May 1954 to May 1956 working in the Royal Signal.
The Signals unit are the amongst the first going into action. They provide the battlefield communication and information systems that are essential to all operations.
Mr Astill also carried out training on the rifle range, which exposed him to loud noise from all types of different guns. Without wearing any kind of ear defence equipment this has played a huge part in his hearing loss.
Mr Astill is currently wearing NHS hearing aids but struggling with day to day tasks. Asking people to repeat themselves when socialising due to the hearing aids picking up all of the background noise around him when trying to have a conversation. Also still having the TV on a loud volume in order to hear his favourite programmes.
When tested, it was found that Mr Astill has sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. Hearing low frequencies is not a problem at all but compared to extreme high frequencies that become very difficult for him to hear in background noise and social situations.
The outcome of the hearing test was that Mr Astill was to be fitted with Phonak B90s.
Audéo B provides high satisfaction amongst first-time users in real-life listening situations, less concentration effort and full comfortfrom the moment you step out of the door into real-life listening situations. It senses your surroundings and adjusts your hearing aids every step of the way. All you have to do is turn them on and the rest is automatic. It draws from multiple features, while accurately blending them to create over 200 distinct settings to create a seamless listening experience in any situation.
With your hearing aids connected to your SmartPhone, why not adjust your settings discreetly on the go? You can answer and hold a clear conversation or maybe you would like to stream music or comfort noise without having to constantly touch your phone- The Phonak B90s are a fantastic piece of technology!
Mr Astill is delighted with his new hearing aids! – So easy to use.
Family and friends not having to repeat themselves due to the clear, crisp sounds the Phonak B90s provide!