Past and present personnel have called on the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to better protect the hearing of service personnel.
Veterans who suffer from hearing loss as a result of their military service are seeking support from the UK Veterans Hearing Foundation – but the charity says there are thousands who still need help.
A range of hearing protection is offered across the services, but hearing loss became a hidden injury that went unnoticed for decades, with about 300,000 veterans now suffering.
The UK Veterans Hearing Foundation is one of a number of military charities that have been awarded a grant from the Big Salute, BFBS' annual campaign that raises vital funds for armed forces charities.
Find out more about the Big Salute here.