Accurate diagnosis is absolutely essential for determining the possible treatment options and the optimum solution for each individual patient. The Harley Street ENT Clinic has a highly professional medical team of specialist doctors, audiologists, scientists, ENT practice nurses and therapists who can carry out the complete range of tests which may be required for detailed assessment of each patient’s throat and voice problem. Many of these tests are available at the time of the consultation with the specialist. This allows the patient to receive as much medical information about their condition and as efficiently as possible. However, some more sophisticated tests may require a second visit.
Please select a diagnostic test from the list on the right hand side to get more information about it.
Dr Gerald Brookes is regularly consulted by the media for his expertise. He has been interviewed by the Daily Mail, featured on Channel 4's Embarassing Bodies, looked after The X-Factor contestants and recently, appeared on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans.
Adele was experiencing dizziness and balance problems so severe that she could barely function. In desperation, after consulting her GP to no avail, she got in touch with Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies team. The show then contacted Dr Gerald Brookes, who was able to diagnose her rare condition as Basilar Migraine.
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Catherine Eade was having dizzy spells and balance problems. When inexplicably she started suffering memory loss too, she consulted Dr Gerald Brookes at The Harley Street ENT Clinic who correctly diagnosed her problem as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Read her full story in the Daily Mail: Memory like a sieve? Why a simple ear infection may be to blame.
The Harley Street ENT Clinic looked after The X-Factor TV show contestants for many seasons. At the end of the 2010 season, Dr Gerald Brookes was interviewed by Nicky Broyd of Boots WebMD on the perils of high pressure performing.
Laryngeal Dystonia is a voice disorder that is characterised by involuntary spasms of the vocal cords, causing ‘breaks’ in speech and pitch variation. This frustrating disorder can make it difficult for patients to finish words or even start them — leaving them unable to communicate effectively. Dr Gerald Brookes is widely regarded as the leading specialist in this field. Here we explain what is involved in the treatment of this condition at The Harley Street ENT Clinic.
Vocal Cord Haemorrhage can be a serious problem for a professional singer. Recently (in October 2011) worldwide star Adele was diagnosed with the condition and forced to cancel her US tour in fear of damaging her voice permanently. Here our experts explain the causes and symptoms of this condition and what can be done to treat it.