Last updated 2017

Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at the Walsall Manor Hospital in Walsall

Walsall Manor Hospital

Moat Road

Walsall WS2 9PS

 

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

ENT

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

6 months

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

Direct referral from GP, internal referral from Audiologist to Hearing therapist

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

  • Audiology
  • Hearing Therapy

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

12 weeks

Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?

  • Head of Audiology
  • Senior Audiologist
  • ENT Consultant
  • Hearing Therapist

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
  • Sound pillows - demonstration
  • CDs – demonstration

Tinnitus patients are offered the following:

  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management
  • Counselling- not specific type but using CBT skills Sound therapy - combination aids Sleep advice