Last update 2019

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

North Devon District Hospital

NDDH Raleigh Park

Barnstaple

EX31 4JB

 

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):

4

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

GP referral or other clinician

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

The patient journey is Audiology lead so onward referral is unnecessary in most cases.

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Head of Audiology
  • Senior Audiologist

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 – demonstration only

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • Information provision regarding local services providing Mindfulness and CBT. Patients are also advised regarding self-directed Mindfulness tools.