Last updated 2019
Here are the latest details for the tinnitus service at the Sandwell Audiology Service in West Bromwich
Sandwell Audiology Service
Lyng Centre for Health & Social Care
Frank Fisher Way
West Bromwich, B70 7AW
In which department would a tinnitus patient’s first appointment be?
What is the average waiting time for a patient’s first appointment (in weeks):
Less than 6 weeks for the Direct Referral Tinnitus Service
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
We have a Direct Referral tinnitus service so a patient can be referred by their GP or other professional
After the first appointment, if necessary, where would a tinnitus patient be referred on to:
If a Direct Referral they continue in Audiology. If from ENT they would be referred to Audiology
What is the average waiting time for this appointment (in weeks):
The Direct referral route is quicker. To be referred to ENT depends on their waiting list times
Which staff members are involved in your tinnitus service?
- Head of Audiology
- Senior Audiologist
What equipment is available for tinnitus patients in your department?
- Ear level white noise generators – to keep
- Table top sound therapy devices – to keep
- Pillow speakers – to keep
- CDs – to keep
The following are offered to tinnitus patients:
We offer a broad based tinnitus counselling service. We would not label our service as offering cognitive behavioural therapy or mindfulness as a specific technique. We are not currently able to offer relaxation sessions.