Last updated 2017

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

Eastern Road

Brighton BN2 5BE

 

In which department would a tinnitus patient's first appointment be?

Hearing Therapy

What is the average waiting time for a patient's first appointment (in weeks):

8

To access the tinnitus service, does a patient need to have had an ENT appointment first?

No

If no, how does a patient arrange to be seen at your tinnitus service

GP referral

After the first appointment, if necessary, where would a tinnitus patient be referred on to:

  • Audiology
  • Hearing Therapy
  • ENT Radiology

What is the average waiting time for this appointment (in weeks):

ENT 34 weeks/Audiology 6 weeks/Radiology 2 weeks

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Senior Audiologist
  • ENT Consultant
  • Hearing Therapist

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators – on loan
  • Table top sound therapy devices – on loan
  • Pillow speakers - demonstration
  • Sound pillows - demonstration
  • CDs – demonstration

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • We use the IAPT services locally