Dr Sebastian Hendricks: Audio-vestibular medicine , Paediatrics
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Dr Sebastian Hendricks

Audio-vestibular medicine, Paediatrics

 

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Dr Hendricks is a very experienced clinican. His aim is to provide high quality individual care to his clients. He is child and family centered, provides comprehensive testing and information to families in order for them to make the best decision for and with their children.

Dr Hendricks qualified as a medical doctor in 1991 and started specialist training in paediatrics in Germany.
Although based in Germany he worked in paediatric units in Austria (Graz), USA (Eastern Carolina University) and Canada (Winnipeg) as well as different specialist hospitals in Germany.
In 1998 he was given specialist recognition in paediatrics in Germany and allowed to register as European Specialist for Paediatrics. This specialist qualification was recognised and accepted by the UK authorities. During a short work period with collegues in the Emirate of Qatar the team set-up a paediatric specialist policlinic. Following this he moved to the UK and worked as a paediatrician in Hertfordshire during 1998/1999.

In 1999 he started a second specialist training in Audiovestibular Medicine. During this time he worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Dr Tony Sirimanna), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Dr Ros Davies & Professor Linda Luxon), Royal Surrey County Hospital (Dr Jayarajan) and the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital (Dr Palaniappan, Dr Harrop-Griffiths & Dr Lucas).
During this time he also completed a Master's Degree in Audiological Medicine at the Institute for Child Health. In 2004 following successful completion of his training he was appointed as a consultant to lead the paediatric audiology and audiological medicine service for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals as well as a consultant at the Nuffield Hearing & Speech Centre at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital.

Dr Hendricks is the Chair of the Paediatric Audiology Interest Group (PAIG) of the British Society of Audiology and elected council member and trustee of the same Society.
He was chair and member of several committees for the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians. He was honorary secretary of the Hallpike Symposium and organised several high profile professional meetings over many years and the advances in the field.
At present he is chair of the Payment by Results & Coding Committee of the organisation.
He is also a member of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology and was an active member of its Development Group.
He is a member of the PbR group at the Royal College of Physicians and organises the speciality open day presentations for the public at the college.
He is also a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and member of its specialist question writing group for the colleges exams.

Dr Hendricks is member of the speciality Expert Working Group of the NHS Information Centre for the Department of Health.
He also is a member of the national co-morbidity working group for NHS Connecting for Health as well as the PbR Clinical Advisory Panel of the Department of Health.
He was also member of the group developing the Paediatric Audiology Quality Enhancement Tool for the Department of Health until it was discontinued.
He is a member of the Audiology Advisory Board to the Department of Health / NHS Commissioning Board

Appointments are by individual arrangement only

Areas of interest

Hearing loss; Paediatrics; Allergies; Tinnitus; Hyperacusis; Increased sensitivity to sounds; Deafness; Hearing problems; Auditory processing problems; Glue ear; Hearing concerns

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