Who we are
The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Network is a multidisciplinary collaboration of clinical specialists in these intrusive and troubling symptoms. We have formed the Network to offer modern and advanced treatments and interventions, based on clinical evidence and experience.
What we do
We offer customised assessments of tinnitus and hyperacusis, consideration of related issues such as sleep and well-being, and impartial advice to suit individual needs. We work closely with a range of professionals locally, including a wide number of Ear Nose and Throat Consultants and Clinical Psychologists, to ensure that you receive the best possible care and advice.
We offer appointments throughout the Midlands, Cheshire and Mid Wales. We try to offer flexible and rapid turnaround appointments where possible, and we can see patients who have private health insurance or who wish to self-fund for services. We are HCPC registered which means we meet the standards set out by our UK regulator.
Fully Certified and Registered
We are Independent State Registered Consultant Clinical Scientists (Audiology), State Registered Hearing Aid Dispensers and Specialist Audiology Practitioners. We maintain our registration and continuing professional development through regularly attending high level training courses (validated by British Academy of Audiology and Health Professions Council). This ensures our expert assessments and rehabilitation advice remain leading edge and evidence-based.
We work closely with a range of professionals locally, including a wide number of Ear Nose and Throat Consultants, General Practitioners and Clinical Psychologists.
MRS MARIANNE HOLT
Consultant Clinical Scientist (Registration no. CS02920)
Registered Hearing Aid Audiologist (registration no. 50890)
Following completion of a degree in Physics at Oxford University, Marianne completed her Masters degree in Audiology and Certificate of Audiological Competence to become an Audiological Scientist in 1997. From 2005 Marianne worked as Consultant Audiological Scientist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire up to the birth of her first child. Since then, alongside Philip she has enjoyed dedicating more of her time to developing services provided by their family practice.
MR PHILIP HOLT
Consultant Clinical Scientist (Registration no. CS03162)
Registered Hearing Aid Audiologist (registration no. 50891)
Philip has worked in Audiology for over 20 years, he has completed his Undergraduate, Masters degree and his Certificate of Audiological Competence. Philip has worked as Consultant Audiological Scientist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. There he developed, co-ordinated and ran district hearing and balance services for adults and children. In 2005, he left to work for the University of Manchester, leading Audiology research networks and teaching undergraduate and post-graduate Audiology students. In 2009 Philip was honoured to be elected President of the British Academy of Audiology.
Our excellent clinical results in part come from our close working relationships with a range of other professionals such as Medical Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) consultants, psychologists, academics and audiologists.
Philip is proud to be co-Director of The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Network and looks forward to further developing and expanding the collaborative network providing evidenced expert help and advice for patients and their families.
PROFESSOR DAVID BAGULEY
BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD.
Consultant Clinical Scientist (Registration no. CS00092)
Professor of Hearing Sciences
Dr David Baguley has been working with tinnitus and hyperacusis patients for over 30 years. His clinical experience is very substantial, having instigated and led the Tinnitus Clinic at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
David has published over 160 scientific papers in tinnitus and related fields, and he has written and edited the major textbooks in the field.
David’s research work on tinnitus and hyperacusis has been recognised with the British Tinnitus Association Shapiro Research Prize (four times), and awards from the American Academy of Audiology, British Society of Audiology, Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Practitioners, and the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology.
Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Specialist
Registered Hearing Aid Audiologist (Registration no. HAD03573) Psychology- BSc, MSc
Having graduating her Undergraduate and Masters Degree in Psychology, Aimee completed her degree in Hearing Aid Audiology in 2017. Her Masters Degree in Psychology allows Aimee to undertake a CBT approach to Tinnitus and Hyperacusis assessment and management.
Since 2017 Aimee has completed specialist training and supervision in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis conditions and assesses patients on a daily basis. As well as this she enjoys providing management for Tinnitus and Hyperacusis and caring for patients needs. Aimee also specialises in assessing and fitting Hearing Aids (including Lyric) and is experienced in multiple wax removal techniques.
Aimee undertook research in 2018 at Anglia Ruskin Univeristy investigating harmful noise levels when listening to portable music devices. The research is due to be published in Winter 2019.
Dr Laurence McKenna
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr McKenna graduated from the University of Liverpool as a clinical psychologist in 1983. He obtained a PhD from the City University on the subject of psychological aspects of tinnitus and hearing loss. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the University of Oxford.
He has worked at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital in the field of psychology as applied to audiology for over three decades. His work has brought about a greater understanding of psychology into the care of audiology patients. He has a particular interest in the treatment of tinnitus and of insomnia. In recent years he has worked to develop the application of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in the care of patients with distressing tinnitus.
He holds honorary academic positions at University College London. He undertakes peer review and has served as an editor on a number of journals. He has been a member of the faculty of the European Tinnitus Course, an internationally respected instructional course on tinnitus, for twenty years and acted course director for seven years. Dr McKenna served as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the British Tinnitus Association for many years.
He was awarded the British Tinnitus Association Jack & Mary Shapiro Prize for best academic paper on tinnitus from a UK Institution, 2010, 2015 and again in 2018. In 2011 he was awarded The British Society of Audiology Thomas Simm Littler prize for an outstanding academic contribution to the discipline of audiology.
Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant
Mr Rowlands graduated from the University of Manchester in 1995. He was appointed to the post of Consultant Ear,Nose & Throat Surgeon at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust in January 2009 with a specialist interest in Otology (Ear surgery), following completion of a comprehensive six year higher surgical training programme in London. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006.
As Clinical Director of Specialised Surgery between 2011-2016 he led the development of a Community-based, audiology-led, one-stop tinnitus service across Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire. He continues to have a large NHS surgical practice specialising in the surgical management of chronic ear infections in adults and children and participates in the Bone-anchored hearing aid programme across Staffordshire.
As part of his private practice he currently runs a monthly ENT & Audiology clinic at the Nuffield North Staffordshire Hospital specialising in complex tinnitus, hearing loss and balance disorders together with Phil Holt, Clinical Scientist at Holt Hearing and Balance Ltd.