Your first appointment typically involves an initial assessment of the severity of your symptoms and discussing a rehabilitative therapy programme that suits you. Appointments are typically 45-60 minutes and offered from distance via a video call (Zoom or Skype).
In the initial consultation, an in-depth interview will be conducted by Dr Aazh or one of his associates in order to explore the impact of tinnitus/hyperacusis/misophonia on your day-to-day activities or mood and the underlying mechanism that these disturb or limit your quality of life. The information gathered via the in-depth interview in combination with the data collected from a wide range of questionnaires will be used in order to formulate a treatment programme if needed.
For some patients the initial consultation is all they might need. Patients and parents (in the paediatric clinic) report that the initial consultation was the most enlightening in helping them to understand how to move forward.
During the initial consultation the following tasks will be taken (Please note that these will be taken based on the clinical judgment of the therapist).