East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

The main hospital trust for Kent and Thanet in the South Eastern corner of the UK

EKHUFT is the main hospital trust for Kent and Thanet in the South Eastern corner of the UK.

The Trust is comprised of the following sites:

  • William Harvey, Ashford
  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Margate
  • Kent & Canterbury, Canterbury
  • Buckland, Dover
  • Royal Victoria, Folkestone

"The Surgical Acute Audiology Service at EKHUFT support our various local Tinnitus support groups; these are supported by Tinnitus UK and are invaluable to our patients and their friends and family that attend. There is a great cohesion of local signposting between the hospitals and voluntary groups, where Audiology regularly attends to talk and support these services.
Our service also supports Tinnitus UK on a National Level to network with colleagues and individuals aligned to improving the life of tinnitus and hyperacusis sufferers. This enables us to support research into tinnitus and hyperacusis and to gain knowledge of recent developments; we can then pass this on to our patients and, where appropriate, change our practice to improve local tinnitus and hyperacusis NHS services."

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Summary of services

  • Hearing aid assessment and provision
  • Sound enrichment devices
  • Hearing Therapy
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress reduction
  • Advice and counselling

2015 Joined as a Public Sector Member