Last updated 2019

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at Colchester Hospital Primary Care Centre.

Colchester Hospital Primary Care Centre

2nd Floor

Primary Care Centre

Turner Rd

Colchester, CO4 5JR

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

ENT

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

6 weeks

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

By self-referral, or referral from GP or Audiologist

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

  • Audiology
  • Hearing Therapy

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

6 weeks

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Head of Audiology
  • Senior Audiologist
  • Audiologist
  • ENT Consultant
  • Audiovestibular Physician
  • Hearing Therapist

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

Ear level white noise generators – to keep

Table top sound therapy devices –on loan

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

Mindfulness

Relaxation exercises & classes

We don't offer mindfulness ourselves but can signpost to local groups. We also work closely with the local Tai Chi centre to offer taster days for people living with tinnitus