Last updated 2019

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at City Hospital in Birmingham.

City Hospital

Hearing Services Centre

Dudley Road

Birmingham B18 7QH

 

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

Audiology

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

Less than 6 weeks for the Direct Referral Tinnitus Service

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

We have a Direct Referral tinnitus service so a patient can be referred by their GP or other professional

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

Audiology

If a Direct Referral they continue in Audiology. If from ENT they would be referred to Audiology

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

The Direct referral route is quicker. To be referred to ENT depends on their waiting list times

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Head of Audiology
  • Senior Audiologist
  • Audiologist

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators – to keep
  • Table top sound therapy devices – to keep
  • Pillow speakers – to keep
  • CDs – to keep

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

We offer a broad based tinnitus counselling service. We would not label our service as offering cognitive behavioural therapy or mindfulness as a specific technique. We are not currently able to offer relaxation sessions.

Do you offer any of the following to tinnitus patients?

Relaxation exercises

Yes