Dr. Sebastian Hendricks

Dr. Sebastian Hendricks

FRCPCH, FRCP, MSc

Audiology, Audiovestibular Medicine, Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology), Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Dr Hendricks was extremely patient with me, listened to all of my concerns and asked me lots of questions. He was kind, caring and calm throughout my appointment. He was also able to offer me a same day appointment! He did lots of tests with me and offered plenty of reassurance. I would highly recommend Dr Hendricks to other patients. “
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Audiology
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4527952
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    One Hatfield Hospital

    Hatfield Avenue Hatfield business Park, Hatfield, United Kingdom, AL10 9UA
    86 reviews

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

    Great Ormond Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3JH
    24 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    13:30 - 19:30
    Wed
    17:00 - 21:00 | 09:15 - 12:30
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    10:00 - 13:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 14:00
    Sun
    10:00 - 14:00

    About

    Dr Sebastian Hendricks is a highly experienced Consultant in Paediatric Audiovestibular Medicine. Dr Hendricks is passionate about providing high-quality care with comprehensive testing, where the child and their family are central in the decision making.

    He specialises in complex and complicated audiological (hearing & balance) conditions affecting children. As a specialist paediatric trained person, he has a holistic approach and sees beyond the hearing or balance problem.

    Dr Hendricks qualified from the Hannover Medical School in 1991, before undertaking specialist training in various paediatric units in Germany, Austria, USA and Canada. He was recognised as a European Specialist for Paediatrics in 1998. Following this, he worked with colleagues in Qatar establishing a paediatric specialist polyclinic, before moving to the UK and working as a paediatrician in Hertfordshire.

    In 1999 Dr Hendricks began his sub-specialist training in Audiovestibular Medicine, working in a number of renowned institutions including Great Ormond Street Hospital National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital. During this time, he completed his Master’s Degree in Audiological Medicine at the Institute for Child Health and was awarded Specialist Registration in Audiovestibular Medicine in 2004.

    After completing his training, he was appointed Consultant and Clinical Lead for Paediatric Audiology and Audiovestibular Medicine for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation trust. He was in this position for over 15 years. During this time he was also an honorary consultant at the Nuffield Hearing & Speech Centre at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH - University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). Since August 2018 he was also asked to take over some specialist work at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    In April 2020, Dr Hendricks was appointed as permanent Consultant in Paediatric Audiovestibular Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

    Alongside his clinical work, Dr Hendricks is actively involved in audiovestibular research. His research interests include Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, Auditory Evoked Potentials and Otitis Media (glue ear). His interest is also in developing new tools and systems for hearing. With Thomson Screening he developed the SchoolScreener, an automated assessment method to screen hearing in school-age children. A system that is used widely within the NHS in the UK and now also internationally. Further new systems are in development.

    He also works with other companies to innovate how children and young people with hearing loss can live better.

    Dr Hendricks is the honorary treasurer of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology and Medical Director of Thomson Screening. He was Chair of the Paediatric Audiology Interest Group (PAIG) and of the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians and led various groups within the organisation. He is also a member of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology and was an active member of its Development Group.

    Dr Hendricks loves to spend time with his two school-age children. He has detailed knowledge of the needs and complexities of children with additional needs. He is a school governor.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Acoustic Reflex Measures
    • Hearing Assessment and Management
    • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
    • Pure Tone Audiometry
    • Speech Audiometry
    • Tinnitus Assessment and Management
    • Tympanometry
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Vestibular Tests
    • Auditory Processing assessment
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
    • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    • Balance Problems
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
    • Deafness
    • Eardrum Perforations
    • Hearing Loss
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Paediatric Audiology
    • Tinnitus
    • Vertigo
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
    • Hearing problems
    • Hearing difficulties
    • Noise Sensitivity (Hyperacusis)
    • Family history of hearing loss
    • Risk assessment for hearing loss

    Procedures

    • Hearing Tests
    • Hearing Assessment and Management
    • Hearing Protection
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Vestibular Tests
    • Acoustic Reflex Measures
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Investigations for Hearing Loss
    • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
    • Pure Tone Audiometry
    • Speech Audiometry
    • Tinnitus Assessment and Management
    • Tinnitus Measurements
    • Tympanometry
    • Video Consultation
    • Videonystagmography (VNG)
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    Special interests

    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Audiology
    • Hearing Loss
    • Balance Problems & Disorders
    • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    • Genetic Hearing Loss
    • Hearing Aids
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dizziness & Balance Disorders
    • Auditory Neuropathy
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
    • Deafness
    • Dual Sensory Impairment (Deafblindness)
    • Ear Infections
    • Ear Wax
    • Earache (Ear Pain)
    • Eardrum Perforations
    • Hyperacusis
    • Otitis Externa
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Tinnitus
    • Tinnitus
    • Vertigo
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    Education

    • BSc Hannover Medical School, Germany 1991
    • MSc University College London 2004
    • FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians
    • International Association of Physicians in Audiology (IAPA); honorary treasurer
    • British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP)
    • British Society of Audiology (BSA), previous council member, trustee, and chair of the paediatric section
    • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.96
    Hearing Tests
    12/28
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Audiology
    10/28
    Hearing Loss
    6/28
    Balance Problems & Disorders
    3/28
    Hearing Assessment and Management
    2/28
    Audiology
    1/28
    Audiovestibular Medicine
    1/28
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    1/28
    Auditory Processing Disorders
    1/28
    Genetic Hearing Loss
    1/28
    Hearing Aids
    1/28
    Hearing Impairment
    1/28
    Hearing Protection
    1/28
    Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    1/28
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Dizziness & Balance Disorders
    1/28
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    1/28
    Vestibular Tests
    1/28
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Hendricks was extremely patient with me, listened to all of my concerns and asked me lots of questions. He was kind, caring and calm throughout my appointment. He was also able to offer me a same day appointment! He did lots of tests with me and offered plenty of reassurance. I would highly recommend Dr Hendricks to other patients.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Extremely patient, understanding and listened to all my concerns
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He was very professional and pleasant
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Great experience as always. Well explained and helped me understand things very well. Gave me great advice going forward regarding my daughter education as well. Definitely would recommend him
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Extremely kind and patient manner; clear explanations; excellent follow up and timely onward referral.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Explained everything in great details, very caring and amazing with kids. Great knowledge and experience!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Sebastian broke down the findings of my sons audiology report and explained clearly future options to aid him with his hearing. He was open and warm, in interacting with myself and my son. Dr Sebastian engaged with my son and put effort to understand his condition and behaviour. I was taken aback by the level of empathy and care in my visit.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Hendricks was extremely thorough in taking a background history and very attentive in listening to us describe our child’s symptoms. He then provided us with a very clear and detailed explanation of the diagnosis and treatment options going forward. He was also very patient and caring in dealing with our little boy. We felt very comfortable and confident with him and would definitely recommend him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr. Hendricks is extremely professional: he takes time to listen and time to explain. Completely satisfied with Dr. Hendricks and all the support staff.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Dr Hendricks was very friendly. He was very knowledgeable and thorough.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "Sebastian and I worked together for many years, when he led the Paediatric Audiology and Audiovestibular Medicine sevices under Royal Free London. Our NHS clinics neatly overalapped, and I came to very much rely on Sebastian's especial skills and expertise for complicated hearing and balance issues in children ... and this naturally extended to our private private practices. Despite his esteemed move to GOSH, Sebastian is still my go-to-guy for all such things!"

    31-05-2021

    Recommended for:
    Hearing Aids, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Paediatric (Pediatric) Audiology
    , Hearing Impairment, Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere’s Disease, Labyrinthitis, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Otitis Media (Glue Ear), Ear Wax, Hearing Loss, Paediatric (Pediatric) Tinnitus, Paediatric (Pediatric) Dizziness & Balance Disorders, Auditory Neuropathy, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

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