With the hay fever season well under way, symptoms are now affecting those of us who suffer from it. During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s important to bear in mind that if you have a cough or itchy throat, it could be down to pollen and not coronavirus. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to […]

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The current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all. The private hospitals are now assisting the NHS, providing much needed extra resources at this time. This means that the Spire Hospital in Hastings is no longer offering outpatient clinics. However, we are open and happy to see private patients, including children, via […]

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, it has been reported from multiple countries around the world that a significant number of patients contracting the virus have noticed a reduction in their sense of smell and taste. In some people with COVID-19, this may be the only symptom. However, fever and cough are still the main symptoms. […]

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27th March 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spire Sussex Hospital has confirmed that all ENT clinic consultations and surgery at the hospital are cancelled until further notice. We appreciate that for some people with ENT symptoms this will be a huge disappointment and concern. From Monday 30th March, The ENT Clinic will be offering video […]

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The World Health Organisation raises hearing loss awareness every year to help people with hearing difficulties and to promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year’s slogan: ‘Don’t Let Hearing Loss Limit You’ aims to help people with hearing loss achieve their full potential. Read more about what they achieve how they can […]

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We’re so pleased to receive this review from a patient seen in clinic last week. We have availability every week in Hastings and Eastbourne – which means you can be seen quickly, – receive a diagnosis – and get on with life all within a short space of time. Life is precious – don’t waste […]

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10th February 2020

Do you suffer with Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a buzzing or ringing sound in your ear which can be constant or intermittent. For some people, it can be extremely difficult to live with. Hearing aids are sometimes helpful as they can help to mask the tinnitus. Relaxation is also a way to reduce your awareness of the noise. The British Tinnitus […]

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28th January 2020

What Is Glue Ear?

80% of children under 7 years old suffer with Glue Ear at least once. It is particularly common amongst children between the ages of 2 and 6. Glue Ear or otitis media with effusion is when the middle ear fills with a sticky glue-like fluid instead of air. This then disturbs the vibrations in the eardrum […]

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These excesses can cause Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). GORD occurs when the muscle at the bottom of the gullet (oesophagus) weakens and acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus causing symptoms such as heartburn and a nasty taste at the back of the mouth. As a result this can affect the throat, causing discomfort, […]

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Has your child complained of a sore throat? Are you yourself struggling to get rid of this common winter ailment? Sore throats are so common at this time of year.  They are usually due to viral infections lasting a few days. However, sometimes these can develop into bacterial tonsillitis. This can be a more serious […]

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