Consultant Physicians in Hearing, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Vertigo & Balance
Learning About Audiovestibular
What is Audiovestibular Medicine?
Audiovestibular Medicine (AVM) is a world unique medical speciality for the investigation and treatment of hearing and balance problems, tinnitus and dizziness. Increasing knowledge of these poorly understood conditions has required highly trained specialists in this field which previously was not available.
The speciality is unique to the United Kingdom and a handful of other countries. It is being increasingly adopted worldwide. It is also sometimes referred to as Neuro-otology (which is different from the surgical Neurotology).
Audiovestibular Physicians specialise in the management of hearing and balance problems both in adult and paediatric (children) patients, having had extensive training in all aspects in world renowned hospitals such as Great Ormond Street and Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital.
At Harley Street Audiovestibular Clinic, we offer exclusive consultation with these London based Physicians who offer their expertise at your convenience. The diagnostic process is aided by our state of the art equipment and highly trained senior audiologists.
A complex process involving not just the ear (middle and inner) but also the auditory nerve and its connections to the brain.
Any noise that can be heard by the patient is known as tinnitus. It can be relentless and disabling. It can also be due to some serious disorders, so medical investigation is vital
Dizziness can involve the inner ear balance organs (vestibular). However it can be the result of more serious disorders affecting the brain or body
Hearing or audiological tests help to determine the level of your hearing as well as middle ear, cochlear and auditory nerve function
Vestibular function tests are simple physiological tests that are performed in clinic. The tests are aimed at stimulating the inner ear balance organs and to measure their responses.
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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a public body of the Department of Health and Social Care established to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.
CQC registration is a marker for standards of care. It is a mandatory requirement of all organisations which provide vestibular care or diagnostics.
Harley Street Audiovestibular Clinic is fully registered and compliant with all the stringent CQC requirements, ensuring you care is in the best possible hands.