We'd like to know more about the experiences of Service personnel and veterans with hearing loss and/or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). From research carried out in 2005, we know that ex-Service people are more than three times as likely as people in the general population to have ear complaints or difficulty hearing.
If you have problems hearing and/or tinnitus, and you think it was partially or entirely caused by your Service in the UK Armed Forces, we would be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. All of the answers are multiple choice, but you will have a chance to add comments in some places if you want to.
Your answers will remain completely confidential, and will just be analysed alongside other respondents’ answers (eg to identify patterns and trends). You will have the opportunity to provide your contact details at the end, but you don't have to identify yourself if you prefer to remain anonymous.
Community Covenants, which were introduced as a result of campaigning by the Legion to get the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant written into law, have real potential to make a difference on the ground in local communities and the results are starting to be demonstrated.
The Legion is very supportive of Community Covenants.
We would like all local authorities to sign up to the Community Covenant scheme and to implement tangible measures as part of signing. We see this scheme as an excellent opportunity to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and really bring its principles to life locally.
Tania Hill, the Legion's Local Government Campaigns Officer, can be contacted by email from this link or by writing to Tania Hill, The Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA.