Last update 2019

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at the Thomas Linacre Centre - Wiagn

Thomas Linacre Centre

Parsons Walk

Wigan  WN1 1RU

 

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

Either ENT or Audiology depending on GP referral

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

Referral from GP.

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

After first assessment a further appt is booked with either hearing therapy or audiology staff.

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
  • Audiologist
  • Hearing Therapist

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators – on loan
  • Table top sound therapy devices – demonstration only
  • Noise generators built into hearing aids on loan from NHS

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Relaxation classes