The Adult Audiology Diagnostics department is based at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital and sees patients with hearing and balance problems.  We ensure that we have the experienced staff and equipment to test for all ranges of hearing and balance disorders and we endeavour to do this in a 'one-stop shop' clinic to enable a swift diagnosis of the pathology. Patients will then be managed either by the audiologist or the medical team.

Service management

Other contact information

Hearing aid Service enquires:
Email: uclh.hac@nhs.net

Auditory & Cochlear Implant Service enquires:
Email: uclh.enquiry.cirepairs@nhs.net

Audiovestibular Medicine enquires
Email: Uclh.adultavm.enquiries@nhs.net 

ENT Service enquires:
Email: uclh.ent@nhs.net

 

Address

Adult diagnostic audiology
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
5th floor
47-49 Huntley Street
London
WC1E 6DG

GP contact

Other referral information

How to refer
Internal Referrals can be completed via EPIC, by using the referral tab and selecting ‘adult audiology – diagnostics’. Please include the reason for the referral and the testing that you would require. For oncology monitoring service it would be really helpful to give the dates set for their treatment cycles.
External Referrals can be sent to uclh.admin.ada@nhs.net, with a description of the history and likely testing required.

What we treat
The audiologists provide an audiology led clinic (ALC) diagnosing non-complex hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders as well as supporting tertiary level medical clinics within ear, nose, and throat and, audio-vestibular medicine services. We also provide a comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation program for patients with vestibular disorders.

Referral criteria / acceptance criteria:

Community Audiologist Led Service -  

  • Inclusions: 
    Hearing loss, tinnitus, otorrhoea, wax, otalgia
    Adult patients 18 & over
  • Exclusions:
    Children under 18
    Acute pain & discharge (likely infection)
    Sudden onset hearing loss (Sudden is defined as within one week, patients should be directed towards A+E or referred to an Urgent Care ENT clinic, via the GP)
    Tinnitus causing acute suicidal ideation, psychological crisis or speech hallucinations
    Facial Nerve palsy
    Vertigo
    Any Neurological signs or symptoms in addition to hearing concerns, in particular any symptoms suggestive of brainstem pathology or a space occupying lesion (e.g. hemi-sensory disturbance, unilateral motor weakness, visual field deficit).

Tertiary Audiologist Led Service 

  • Inclusions: 
    Hearing loss and/or tinnitus symptoms only
    Vertiginous Symptoms only
    Adult patients 18 – 75.
  • Exclusions:
    Children under 18
    Acute pain & discharge (likely infection)
    Sudden onset hearing loss (Sudden is defined as within one week, patients should be directed towards A+E or referred to an Urgent Care ENT clinic, via the GP)
    Tinnitus causing acute suicidal ideation, psychological crisis or speech hallucinations
    Facial Nerve palsy
    Any Neurological signs or symptoms in addition to hearing concerns, in particular any symptoms suggestive of brainstem pathology or a space occupying lesion (e.g. hemisensory disturbance, unilateral motor weakness, visual field deficit).
    Combination of Hearing, Tinnitus & Vertiginous Symptoms 

Audiologist-Led Vestibular Rehabilitation Service 

  • Our rehabilitative services are an integrated blend of hearing, balance and psychological treatments delivered by both audiologists and other members of the professional multidisciplinary team at the hospital.
  • Inclusions: 
    • Acute or Chronic Diagnosed Vertiginous Symptoms 
    • Adult patients 18 & over

Referral address

Medical Services RNENT&EDH
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG
 

Conditions we treat
We test for and manage hearing, tinnitus and balance disorders. Complex cases will be identified and thoroughly assessed, thus streamlining onward referral to appropriate consultant-led services at the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat and Eastman Dental Hospitals. We aim to give the best care possible in a timely manner at a range of convenient facilities. Our rehabilitative services are an integrated blend of hearing, balance and psychological treatments delivered by both audiologists and other members of the professional multidisciplinary team at the hospital.

How to get referred
You will need a referral from your GP or health professional

Useful information
The audiologists can advise you on the charities and support groups for conditions like hearing loss, balance and tinnitus. The department has close links with charities, hearing therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, physicians and surgeons.

Patient aftercare
Our rehabilitative services are an integrated blend of hearing, balance and psychological treatments delivered by both audiologists and other members of the professional multidisciplinary team at the hospital.

The audiologists can advise you on the charities and support groups for conditions like hearing loss, balance and tinnitus. The department has close links with charities, hearing therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, physicians and surgeons.