Dr. Sebastian Hendricks

Dr. Sebastian Hendricks

FRCPCH, FRCP, MSc

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

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1 specialist

30 years of experience
23 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Hendricks was a great help in pointing me in the right direction regarding vestibular care. He was quick to respond to my request and advised me on the best solutions regarding vestibular care. Dr Hendricks explained everything in an understandable manner and was very easy to talk with. Thank you!“
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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
    46 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    13:30 - 19:30
    Wed
    17:00 - 21:00
    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
    • Vestibular Tests
    • Acoustic Reflex Measures
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Hearing Assessment and Management
    • Hearing Protection
    • Investigations for Hearing Loss
    • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
    • Pure Tone Audiometry
    • Speech Audiometry
    • Tinnitus Assessment and Management
    • Tinnitus Measurements
    • Tympanometry
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Video Consultation
    • Videonystagmography (VNG)
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    Special interests

    • Hearing Loss
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Audiology
    • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    • Balance Problems & Disorders
    • 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
    • Genetic Hearing Loss
    • Hearing Aids
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Hyperacusis
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • 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

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Hearing Tests
    4/14
    Hearing Loss
    3/14
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Audiology
    2/14
    Audiology
    1/14
    Audiovestibular Medicine
    1/14
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    1/14
    Auditory Processing Disorders
    1/14
    Balance Problems & Disorders
    1/14
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Dizziness & Balance Disorders
    1/14
    Vestibular Tests
    1/14
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Hendricks was a great help in pointing me in the right direction regarding vestibular care. He was quick to respond to my request and advised me on the best solutions regarding vestibular care. Dr Hendricks explained everything in an understandable manner and was very easy to talk with. Thank you!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    He was very reassuring and calming through what was a very difficult period. He provided all the tests and subsequent results that our son needed very quickly. He provided a second opinion and diagnosis for our son which will positively impact his treatment moving forward.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prompt and very professional
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    DoctorbHendricks is always the most caring and dedicated professional, listening to our concerns and doubts and answering every question while keeping us informed and involved on the future decisions.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I start every meeting with the expectation of having to stop the doctor from making assumptions about my sons complex needs, but I was completely disarmed by the fact that Dr Hendricks not only “listened” to me, but actually “saw” my son as an individual, rather than someone on the NHS conveyor belt, being moved from test to treatment to check ups. He was well read not only on medical issues but also the behavioural / mental impact of medical issues/interventions. Great Ormond Street Hospital should use Dr Hendricks as a case study in everything a doctor should be.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very kind and attentive to my daughter. Good at obtaining her trust . Gave practical, useful advice.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    The appointment with Dr Hendricks was a positive experience for me and my toddler (the patient). Thorough check-up and testing, all questions answered and the right questions were asked.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Hendricks has always demonstrated excellent care for my daughter. He takes time to explain and always listens to our queries and questions.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    He was kind, friendly, professional yet compassionate. He was so lovely to my daughter and has been on hand to help her whenever we have needed help/advice. Dr Hendricks has been incredible in helping my daughter in her journey and for that I can’t thank him enough
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    (5/5)
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    Dr Hendricks listened to our twelve year old daughter in a way that few can and made her feel comfortable and understood. He was extremely patient, communicative and empathetic. He exceeded our expectations and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
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    Peer recommendations

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    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    31-05-2021

    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!

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)
    For conditions: 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)
    For procedures: Hearing Tests, Tinnitus Assessment and Management, Hearing Assessment and Management, Hearing Aid Provision, Ear Wax Removal, Speech Audiometry, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Acoustic Reflex Measures, Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), Vestibular Tests, Videonystagmography (VNG), Tympanometry, Pure Tone Audiometry, Hearing Protection, Tinnitus Measurements, Health Check (Screening)
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