Action on Hearing Loss – Supporting Veterans
This is a free service, funded through the Aged Veterans Fund initiated by the Chancellor using LIBOR money.
SUPPORTING VETERANS WITH HEARING LOSS
Practical support and information for older veterans who are deaf or have hearing loss
How can we help you?
If you were born before 1950 and have served in the armed forces, this service is for you. As a national hearing loss charity, we understand that coping with hearing loss can often create difficulties for you and those around you. We want to help veterans to address and manage their hearing loss through:
Our outreach workers will be able to perform a hearing check for you to determine whether you have a hearing loss and if you do, provide information on what to do next.
Hearing aid maintenance
We can help you make the most of your hearing aids and keep them working to their full potential. We will do this by:
- Referring you to clinics for replacing tubing and cleaning out ear-moulds
- Replacing batteries
- Giving advice on how to look after and properly use your aids
- Referring to audiology for more complex issues
Information and Advice
We will provide a bespoke package of information to veterans, their partners, carers and dependents to help veterans manage their hearing loss. This can be done through individual visits or to groups of veterans. Information topics will include:
- Ear problems and health
- Assistive equipment and technology
- Signposting to other organisations who offer support
Advice to community organisations
We want veterans to be able to engage and participate in activities in their community. To encourage this we will raise awareness and work with community organisations to ensure they are fully accessible and have the right communication tools to provide for veterans with hearing loss.
For more information about the Supporting Veterans with Hearing Loss project and how to access this service, please contact us on:
Telephone:02920 333 034
Textphone: 02920 333 036
Address: Live Well with Hearing Loss, Anchor Court North, Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW