STOP PRESS: The fund is not accepting new applications at this time. Updates will follow.
Sometimes we get things right. The British Legion Veterans’ Hearing Fund programme is funded through a five year, £13m commitment from HM Treasury using income wholly generated from the Libor rate-fixing fines. We can help deserving service personnel find out how they can be fitted with better hearing devices. For application advice, please call us on 01246 901250. The process is extremely straight-forward and simple. We ensure that each patient is fitted with the most suitable solution by means of our free trial process. There is no means-testing applied. Simply, if you were in the armed forces and your hearing loss was most likely caused by noise in service, then you will be accepted. All applicants should complete a Stage 1 Application. It’s very easy. With this, the British Legion need a copy of your Service medical records or a confirmation of War Pension/Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Award.
(Applicants who do not have a copy of their Service Medical records should instead complete a Subject Access Request Form)
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH US, simply call our veterans’ advice line on 01246 901250.
Send a copy of the records and the Stage 1 Application (or the Subject Access Request Form) to:
Veterans Medical Funds (VHF)
The Royal British Legion
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA
Gregg’s review of the Oticon Opn hearing aid and Apple watch
“Finding a hearing aid that can keep up with my active lifestyle has been life changing. I can rely on them in all environments be that in the gym, a wet day on the hills or at home with my young family. In my work life I am much happier and more confident that I can be involved in important conversations. They are robust and easy to maintain.
The absolute cherry on top is the ability to link my phone to the hearing aids so that I never miss a call or conversation, I can listen to music and adjust the settings via an app.
The advice, fitting and service that Rob and his team have provided has been fantastic, I would highly recommend anyone with hearing issues to get in touch. In the past I have felt limited by my hearing loss but now have a confidence in the technology that is enabling me to get in with life.”
“In addition to my previous comments I would say, the Apple Watch helps promote even more independence by being able to accept phone calls, access functions and listen to music without the need to have the phone right next to you.
In the gym, you can leave your phone in the locker and enjoy listening to music. When enjoying outdoor activities I can waterproof the phone in my bag and get stuck in, knowing I won’t miss calls and can access all the functions via the watch.
Very cool and discreet way of aiding me even more!”
(a wonderful human being – an example to all of us)