Last updated 2019

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

Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green Road

Birmingham B9 5SS

 

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):

up to 18 weeks

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

Yes

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):

up to 20

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Senior Audiologist
  • 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 – to keep
  • Pillow speakers – to keep
  • CDs – to keep

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Relaxation exercises
  • Relaxation classes
  • Stress management
  • referral for CBT can be arranged. Details of Mindfulness courses are available