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”
Throughout 1965 Mr Spence was apart of the former Royal Army Ordnance Corps, who dealt only with the supply and maintenance of weaponry, munitions and other military equipment. Being part of the national service included constant exposure to noise on the parade ground with drills and shouting throughout the day. Carrying out weaponry training of small arms and firing machine guns, he did not wear hearing protection during any of this time as there was none available.
Mr Spence was currently wearing NHS hearing aids but was still struggling with day to day life with his hearing, particularly struggling in groups and finds himself often asking people to repeat themselves. Watching television has become a struggle, with the sound on, his neighbours complain about the loudness. This has now resorted to watching TV on mute with the subtitles on. Conversations on the phone have also become difficult over time, so getting people to text him was a good option to make sure he gets the full understanding of the conversation. He had to wait for his family to visit him, so he could have face to face conversations with them, he was also putting himself at risk when out in public and crossing the road because he could not hear traffic approaching from all different directions.
On testing Mr. Spence, was found to have a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears which is a mixed loss but predominantly sensorineural in nature.
Quite obviously without hearing aids he will hear nothing. He also shows recovery in his high frequencies on the left ear which will tie in with using guns and weapons.
At UK Veterans Hearing Help we will support Dennis as much as possible to hear well with powerful hearing aids which are intelligent with background noise. Also, support him with the television, the telephone will be provided and support with smoke alarms, etc to ensure he is safe at night without his hearing aids in.
Our Audiologist recommends GN Resound Enzo binaural hearing system because of the aids ability to take the phone call and also for the app on the phone for the client to take control wherever they may be.
The ReSound Enzo is the smallest hearing aid available for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. It comes in two being-the-ear styles and available in a wide range of colours. Every component is coated with iSolate Nanotech- this is a thin shield that seals off the water, dust, and earwax, to prevent any damages.
The new ReSound smart app lets you control volume and adjust bass, middle and treble. You can also choose location settings easily and discreetly, even saying ‘favourite’ and geo-tagging a specific location to switch to switch to that particular setting the next time you are there.