Last update 2019

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at the University Hospital NHS Trust UHCW- Coventry.

University Hospital

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry CV2 2DX

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

Audiology or ENT

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

For Audiology via the Complex Direct Referral 6 weeks

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

Ask GP to refer to the Complex Audiology Service via e-referral Choose & Book

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 weeks

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Head of Audiology
  • Senior Audiologist
  • ENT Consultant
  • We refer to MIND to access anxiety management courses and to IAPT to access counselling including psychiatric support if required.

What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?

  • Ear level white noise generators – on loan
  • Table top sound therapy devices – to keep
  • Patients are signposted for pillow or sound speakers.
  • Patients are also signposted to apps rather than CD's

The following are offered to tinnitus patients:

CBT, Mindfulness, Relaxation classes and exercises and stress management are offered by signposting to MIND and/or IAPT