Dr Sebastian Hendricks

Job title

Consultant audiovestibular physician and paediatrician
Clinical lead for paediatric audiology and audiovestibular medicine services
Lead for clinical governance, children’s directorate



GMC Number


Contact details

Email address: s.hendricks@nhs.net

PA/secretary phone number: 020 8732 6224/020 8375 2917

Fax: 020 8732 6474

Related services

Children's services


Dr Hendricks is a registered specialist in paediatrics and audiovestibular medicine. He has led the hearing and balance service for children and young people since 2004. His interest is in particular the specialist diagnostic assessment of hearing problems. His role extends to care provision in the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital, a national and international specialist hospital. He is involved in several research projects, acts as an independent reviewer for international journals and supervises MSc projects. He held and holds leading positions in professional organisations such as The British Society of Audiology. Together with other national and international professionals he developed communication tools for professionals to support communication with children and young people . To improve national healthcare not only for children with hearing problems and their families he works closely with commissioners and other institutions.


  • 2003 MSc thesis: Binaural interaction component in children with oral clefts (CL/P); University College London
  • 2003 Audiometrie und Augenbewegungen als neue Verfahren zur Diagnostik von Morbus Gaucher Typ3, Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde (2003), 151(8): 854-862
  • 2004 Bone conduction auditory brainstem responses in infants in: Journal of Laryngology & Otology (2004), 118(2): 117-122
  • 2011 to 2013 Research Project “Play-Me” – clinical study for computer based audiological threshold assessment (BAPA & BSA grant), Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust (REC 11/EE/0548)
  • 2013 MSc project of Dr Radha Narayan “LittlEARS” (distinction), University College London  - in capacity of supervisor
  • Due to be published: Development of a questionnaire-based screening tool for assessing Everyday Processing in children, NIHR 
  • 2013 prototype of Computer based hearing screening module for combined School Entry Hearing & Vision Screening via a computerised assessment pathway, Thomson Screening; pilot 2013, since 2014 in clinical use
  • 2014 (submitted) Mitochondrial m.1584A 12S m62A rRNA methylation in families with m.1555A>G associated hearing loss; Human Molecular Genetics