Veteran from Tunbridge Wells celebrates gift of better hearing
Fred is a decorated veteran and chairman of the Royal Navy Association, Sevenoaks who believes that his hearing loss is due to the bang of ship guns. He needed to keep up with his grandchildren and be attentive to his wife, but he started to feel less joy from his favourite tv shows as his hearing loss meant he regularly misinterpreted what people were saying.
Thanks to the National Campaign for Better Hearing he was nominated for a free aid by Audiologist Richard Mason at the Hidden Hearing centre in Tunbridge Wells.
Local Audiologist Richard Mason who tested and nominated Fred says, ‘Many people ignore their hearing problems until it’s too late which can affect their health and quality of life. This is particularly important for those aged in their 50s and above.
Emerging evidence has shown that mild hearing loss is associated with a doubled risk of a person developing dementia, and severe hearing loss five times the risk. Addressing a hearing loss early is a simple step we can all take to help minimise the risk of developing dementia and keeping our brain active and engaged. This campaign is a great initiative and we’re encouraging everyone in the area to ‘Test Your Ears At 55 Years’.
Mr Faircloth says, ‘It means the world to me, to be back in contact with the world!’
This November marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Navy Association and Fred can’t wait to enjoy the celebrations, now that he will be able to hear it all.
Campaign for Better Hearing Giveback Award Nominations
All you need to do is email: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the email, give your name, number, address and who you’d like to nominate with their name, telephone number and address. Please write a summary of why you would like to nominate that person for a free hearing test and potentially a free pair of hearing devices.