Last updated 2019
Here are the latest details we have for the tinnitus service at the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
Plymouth PL6 8DH
In which department would a tinnitus patient’s first appointment be?
Can be audiology or ENT, according to the details of the referral: unilateral/sudden onset/pulsatile – ENT; otherwise Audiology
What is the average waiting time for a patient’s first appointment (in weeks):
To access the tinnitus service, does a patient need to have had an ENT appointment first?
If no, how does a patient arrange to be seen at your tinnitus service:
Referral to Audiology – unless unilateral, sudden onset, pulsatile
After the first appointment, if necessary, where would a tinnitus patient be referred on to:
- Hearing Therapy
What is the average waiting time for this appointment (in 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
- Hearing aids and combination instruments
- Apps – demonstration
- Streamers – to purchase
The following are offered to tinnitus patients:
- Relaxation exercises
- Retraining therapy