Last updated 2019

Here are the latest details for the tinnitus service at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Audiology department

Portsmouth PO6 3LY

 

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

Depends on the refferal route, if direct from the GP could be in Audiology or ENT

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

8

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 from the GP will give them a general assessment appointment in the audiology department where an audiologist will assess the need to see the tinnitus team

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

ENT, Audio vestibular medicine, Tinnitus service depending on the investigation and management required

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

No response given

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Senior Audiologist
  • Audiologist
  • ENT Consultant
  • Audiovestibular Physician

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
  • CDs - demonstration
  • Combination hearing aids
  • Recommended reading

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Relaxation exercises
  • Relaxation classes
  • Tinnitus counselling