Last updated 2019

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

Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust

The Den

Calow

Chesterfield

S41 5BL

 

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

It depends on referral route, we may refer internally, they may come from ENT or they may come from any other health care professional such a paediatricians/speech and language therapy for example

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

6

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

It would depend they may be seen in audiology or paediatricians.

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

They will be seen in the tinnitus service or referred to ENT if any concerns or paediatricians if any other medical issues involved. would depend on a case by case basis.

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

Do not Know would depend on where referred

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Head of Audiology
  • Senior Audiologist
  • Clinical scientist/paediatrician with specialist interest in audiology

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators- to keep
  • Table top sound therapy devices – to keep

Tinnitus patients are offered the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • We use very basic CBT in our management we incorporate aspects of it.