Last updated 2019

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road

Plymouth PL6 8DH

 

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

Can be audiology or ENT, according to the details of the referral: unilateral/sudden onset/pulsatile - ENT; otherwise Audiology

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:

Referral to Audiology - unless unilateral, sudden onset, pulsatile

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

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

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

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators – to keep
  • Table top sound therapy devices - demonstration
  • Pillow speakers - demonstration
  • Sound pillows - demonstration
  • CDs - demonstration
  • Hearing aids and combination instruments
  • Apps - demonstration
  • Streamers – to purchase

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Relaxation exercises
  • Retraining therapy