Hearing Therapy Service
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The hearing therapy service is for adults who are having difficulty adapting to life with hearing loss, tinnitus or hyperacusis.
At your first appointment, you will see an audiologist with specialist training in tinnitus and hyperacusis, and also in advanced rehabilitation techniques. The first appointment is an assessment and it is to help us understand what your difficulties are. We will ask you to complete a few questionnaires and will have a conversation with you about your problems. You will be given some more detailed information about the management options and an appointment made for about 2 weeks later, where we will agree a management plan that is tailored to you.
Therapy typically lasts about 6 – 10 sessions. If you would like to be seen at St George’s Hospital, we will accept a referral from an audiovestibular physician, ENT surgeon or audiologist. When you are referred, we will provide you with detailed information about what we can offer and what you can do to help yourself. You will need to be committed to working towards feeling better about your problems, as you will be doing most of the work in between sessions.
We would encourage you to read about what hearing therapy can offer, prior to your initial assessment. Please see the leaflets and further information sections on this page.
It can be difficult to make a decision about which approach might be right for you, so to help you to start thinking about this, consider trying the Tinnitus Decision Aid, which can be found under ‘Useful Links’.