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Veterans Hearing Support Ltd - testimonials
After years of trying unsuccessfully through the NHS, I applied to the Veterans Hearing Fund. I have now received two state of the art hearing aids, a personal microphone and a television device, both of which play the sound directly into my aids. The aids are controlled through my phone. This process was made easy by the help of Clare Downes who applies the highest standard of service to every case. Many thanks.
John Muir via Website on July 2019
Today I have had my second programmed visit from Alan Witter one of the audiologists working with Veterans Hearing Support. I have to say the support I have had both from Alan and Claire Downes has been first class. The hearing aids that have been supplied, at no cost to me, are superb. I acknowledge that the NHS ones are also free but the difference in quality between Starkey aids and NHS is outstanding. I must also thank the Royal British Legion for their kindness in allowing my grant and for recognising Veterans Hearing Support as their approved agent. Thank you all.
Mick Reilly via Website on July 2019
I have to say that without the help from Veterans Hearing Support I would have given up trying to get better hearing aids. My hearing is not as bad as some ex-service personnel, but the difference with these new aids is fantastic. I can go into Supermarkets and not worry about noise from the speaker system or the tills. Watching TV is a pleasure now, and even the music in the car has amazing clarity.
John Harvey via Facebook on June 2019
I have a pair of hearing aids supplied through Veterans Hearing Support. The morning after having them fitted I took the dog for a walk. I could actually hear the birds singing. Forgot just how wonderful it is. The process is a bit convoluted, but that's not the fault of VHS. It's more to do with the procedure that has to be followed and the speed at which MOD responds. But 'boy it's worth it'. They are far more comfortable than NHS aids. No issues with condensation either. Batteries, are a thing of the past. Put them in the charging port overnight - job done. Blue tooth technology so you can pair them to your phone for music etc. Only one downside, I can hear the missus telling me to slow down when in the car.
All joking aside, don't spend time thinking about it, just apply. The sooner you do, the sooner your life could improve for the better. My tinnitus doesn't intrude as much either.
Graham Warner via Facebook on June 2019
'Your Application has now been reviewed by the VHF Advisory Panel and I am very pleased to inform you that your application has been 'APPROVED'. Thanks Clare Downes and Veterans Hearing Support.... Hang in there boys and girls, it takes a while but 'all good things come to those who wait'.
Mick Reilly via E-mail on July 2019
Just been fitted with my new hearing aids. OMG what have I missed out on lol. I want to say thank you to all at Veterans Hearing Support, especially Clare,☺ also to Bavicka my Audiologist who fitted and explained the new aids so well. Finally thanks to the RBL I am very grateful. It's only taken 7 months from start to finish, so stay patient everyone, it will happen.
Alister Reaper via Facebook on June 2019
30 years as a sonar operator in submarines to suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss. Through the hearing fund I now have a life. I'm able to hear birds for the first time and have experienced a massive reduction of tinnitus, this is a life changing fund.
Daren Perry via Facebook on June 2019
I pointed 2 veterans in your direction, both were seen within 48hrs at home. Both met the criteria. Both have had their application sent forward for approval. One has had confirmation and is now awaiting his new hearing aids. The other is still in the process. Both are very happy with the service they have received to date.
Kevin Hackett via Facebook on December 2018
I thought I'd write a little post on here just to let everyone know what a superb service the Veterans Hearing Support are giving and what fantastic helpful people they are, Thank You Brad Snelling at Veterans Hearing Support and Johanna Hrycak my area Armed Forces Covenant project Manager.
Back in January 1988 upon discharge from the Coldstream Guards after serving 17 years I had the usual discharge medical and when it came to the hearing examination well that's when the fun started. When I was released from the hearing test booth the Medic calmly turned round and said "How long you been deaf mate" ?
I was told that I had noise induced bi-lateral hearing damage in the high frequency range. This was caused by various situations that I had found myself in during my service career. These were attributed to active service in Northern Ireland, Being a member of the Corps of Drums and not having correct sound proof practice rooms within certain barracks, and various gunfire and demolitions. I suffered with my hearing for many years going from one NHS audiologist to another being given various hearing aids to wear all of which were just about useless. So basically I suffered and put up with my condition for nearly 30 years Recently I was handed, by Jim Wooley of the PTSD Resolution Charity an application for the Royal British Legion Veterans Hearing Fund. This is money set aside by the government for veterans to get the help and assistance with state of the art, top end, expensive hearing aids and additional hearing assistance devices if needed. All of these items are way out of my price range and I'm sure a lot of other peoples too. But they will not cost you or I a penny !!!! which is fantastic news for anyone suffering like I am. I was put in touch with Veterans Hearing Support and have now been seen, in the secure comfort of my own home, by what I would say was a top class audiologist who gave me the most thorough hearing examination I have ever had in my life. He then came up with his recommendation for the type of hearing aids that would be best suited to my hearing deficiency also he has recommended several assistance devices to help me get my life especially my social life back on track. His recommendations are now being put to the RBL for funding These guys are here to help you if you are suffering - Don't suffer in silent guys or gals if you have hearing damage that you believe was caused by your military service then speak to these people or me and I'll try and put you onto the right people you need, on this site and elsewhere. They are here for you to get the help you need and deserve.
Phil - ex Coldstreamer via E-mail on February 2019
Thank you for giving me my life back yesterday as the new hearing aids and microphone have made an impact already. My wife is not being deafened by the volume of the TV any longer. They are just so much better and much more comfortable than my previous NHS models.
John Gilbert via Facebook on August 2019
Yesterday I received a letter from the RBL Veterans Hearing Fund. They have authorised funding of £3800 for my hearing aids. The money should be with my audiologist in about a month. The process takes a while but well worth the wait. I strongly advise any veteran who has issues with hearing to contact Clare Downes. She is on FB and will advise any Veteran with hearing problems of any kind. The Government has provided the RBL with considerable funds to help us. Apparently the money came from the fines that the banking industry had to pay during the LIBOR scandal.
Dave McAlister via Facebook on August 2019