Last updated 2019

Here are the latest details for the tinnitus service at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital - Winchester

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

SO22 5DG

 

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

GP direct access or via referral from ENT or fellow audiologist or other consultant such as neurology/rheumatory

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

3

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

If the patient has hearing which is the same in each ear, and the tinnitus is in both ears at an equal intensity then a direct access appointment is possible. For patients with a hearing loss in just one ear or one ear has worst hearing or the tinnitus is just in one ear then the GP will refer to the ENT and maybe to the audiology tinnitus clinic at the same time

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):

3

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

Senior Audiologist

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators – on loan
  • Table top sound therapy devices – on loan
  • Pillow speakers, sound pillows and cd's further details will be given

Tinnitus patients are offered the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Full written information is given and cognitive behaviour therapy is talk through, but guided sessions are not on offer, mindfulness, relaxation, the importance of healthy lifestyle is covered.