Audiovestibular medicine 

Audiovestibular medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the investigation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of both adults and children with hearing and balance disorders. The department aims to provide high-level specialisation in all aspects of audiovestibular medicine/neuro-otology.

The audiology, balance and communication services are led by the consultants in audiovestibular medicine. There are geographically separated areas for adults and children each with their own multidisciplinary staff and dedicated clinics. All professionals are engaged in developing protocols and guidelines focused on integrated patient care both within the individual professional disciplines and through interdisciplinary assessment and management of the patient.

Conditions treated

Adult services are provided in the Adult Audiology Centre, bringing together services for hearing impaired adults and those with complaints of tinnitus and dizziness.

Children with hearing, speech and balance disorders are seen in the Nuffield Hearing & Speech Centre.

Dr Rudrapathy Palaniappan Audiovestibular medicine, Ear, nose and throat services (ENT)
Dr Sebastian Hendricks Audiovestibular medicine, The Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre
Dr Waheeda Pagarkar Audiovestibular medicine, The Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, Ear, nose and throat services (ENT)
Dr Chrysa Spyridakou Audiovestibular medicine

 Contact details

Audiovestibular medicine
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
47-49 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6DG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 0203 456 5651 (ext 65651)

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 7915 1516 / 020 7915 1559
Fax: 020 7915 1483

Other information
Adult Audio-Vestibular Medicine:
020 3456 5651 (ext 65651)
Fax: 020 3456 5259
Hearing Aid Centre:
020 3456 5397 (ext 65397)
Hearing Aid Repairs:
020 3456 5240 (ext 65240)

Paediatric Audio-Vestibular Medicine (The Nuffield Speech and Hearing Centre)
020 3456 5655 (ext 65655)
General Enquiries: 
020 3456 5366
Children’s Hearing Aid Centre: 

Service manager - Amanda Todd