Last updated 2019

Here are the latest details for the tinnitus service at the Kingston Hospital in Kingston

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road

Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7QB

 

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

ENT or 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

Direct access to audiology or via self-referral from the tinnitus support group

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

Audiology

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

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

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

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • Support group