Does Anyone Know Any Good ENT Doctors in the UK?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jack Thompson, Sep 18, 2016.

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    1. Jack Thompson

      Jack Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neck trauma
      I will go to my GP and ask for a referral for a ENT doctor but I will have to wait around 3 months I think, I'm willing to go to a private ENT and pay if it's not too expensive, does anyone in the UK know any good ENT doctor's ??
       
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Jack Thompson
      Hi Jack. You are in the very early stages of tinnitus and most ENT Drs prefer to see a tinnitus patient after they've had the condition for at least 6 months. Sometimes they will see a patient a little earlier. There is good reason for this which some people are not aware of. The ear is a very delicate organ, unless you are experiencing additional symptoms such as: deafness, balance problems, dizziness, blockage or pain in the ear, Doctors prefer to leave things alone for a while. Sometimes tinnitus goes away all by itself without any intervention so it's best to leave things alone. Going to a private ENT Dr at this early stage will not achieve anything in my opinion. You will spend a lot of money for tests and then you'll be referred back to your GP and told to wait for your appointment via the NHS.

      I was in your situation many years ago when I first got tinnitus. I asked my GP to please recommend a private ENT clinic because I didn't want to wait the 6 months. My GP said, I would get the best help and long term aftercare under the NHS. That was 20 years ago and my Dr was 100 percent right. I am still receiving very good care under the NHS for my tinnitus. Please wait for your appointment; unless you are experiences the additional symptoms I've mentioned, then talk to your GP about it, and your appointment is likely to be fast-tracked.

      Please click on the link below and read my post: An Introduction to tinnitus. It was written for newbies to get some understanding about tinnitus. Additional posts can be found my clicking on my profile and choosing started threads.
      Best of luck
      Michael
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/an-introduction-to-tinnitus.12100/
       
    3. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Google a NHS hospital, find an ENT then search for their name again privately, it should say what their specialty is, mine wasn't specialised in tinnitus but gave me oral steroids straight away in case I had hearing loss which them turned out not to be the case...
       
    4. Jack Thompson

      Jack Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neck trauma
      @Michael Leigh thanks for your advice, I've booked a free hearing test with Specsavers for Thursday, just to check my hearing, when I get up from lying down I do get a little dizzy but it goes away quickly, and I sometimes get a little pain behind my ear, headaches but I did recently have a neck problem and adjustment by a chiropractor so maybe its that, I will go to my GP and ask for a referral and wait, and also will get my b12 checked.
       
    5. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Jack Thompson
      By all means have your hearing checked Jack but be careful about parting with any money. I assure you that you will not get better help than the NHS. They are professionals in ENT and that is what you need.

      I advise that you don't listen to music through headphones even at low volume and use sound enrichment at night by your bedside. If you read my post in the link I sent you all the information about sound enrichment is listed under Sound Machines.
      Hope you improve soon.
      Michael
       

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