Dr Sebastian Hendricks (Director)
GMC registered Specialist for Audiovestibular Medicine and Paediatrics
Registration No. 452 79 52 (Link here)
Dr Hendricks has been leading the Barnet & Enfield paediatric audiology & AVM NHS Service in Barnet since 2004.
At the same time he became a consultant at the Nuffield Hearing & Speech Centre.
He was the clinical lead for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey from 2008-2011.
Dr Hendricks is a very experienced clinician. His aim is to provide high quality individual care to his clients. He is child and family centered, provides comprehensive testing and information to families in order for them to make the best decision for and with their children.
Dr Hendricks qualified as a medical doctor in 1991 and started specialist training in paediatrics in Germany.
Although based in Germany he worked in paediatric units in Austria (Graz), USA (Eastern Carolina University) and Canada (Winnipeg) as well as different specialist hospitals in Germany.
In 1998 he was given specialist recognition in paediatrics in Germany and allowed to register as European Specialist for Paediatrics. The GMC recognised this as equivalent to the UK specialisation. During a short work period with colleagues in the Emirate of Qatar where the team set-up a paediatric specialist polyclinic, he moved to the UK and worked as a paediatrician in Hertfordshire during 1998/1999.
In 1999 he started a second specialist training in Audiovestibular Medicine. During this time he worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Dr Tony Sirimanna), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Dr Ros Davies & Professor Linda Luxon), Royal Surrey County Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital (Dr Palaniappan, Dr Harrop-Griffiths & Dr Lucas).
During this time he also completed a Master's Degree in Audiological Medicine at the Institute for Child Health.
In 2004 following successful completion of his training he was appointed as a consultant to lead the paediatric audiology and audiovestibular medicine service for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals (Now part of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust) as well as a consultant at the Nuffield Hearing & Speech Centre at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital (University College London Specialist Hospital)
Dr Hendricks was chair of the Paediatric Audiology Interest Group (PAIG) of the British Society of Audiology in 2012/2013 and elected council member and trustee of the same society from 2009-2014.
He was chair and member of several committees for the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians. He was honorary secretary of the Hallpike Symposium and organised several high profile professional meetings over many years and the advances in the field.
Until 2013 he was chair of the Payment by Results & Coding Committee of the organisation.
He is also a member of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology and was an active member of its Development Group.
He was a member of the PbR group at the Royal College of Physicians and organised the speciality open day presentations for the public at the college.
He is also a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and member of its specialist question writing group for the colleges exams.
Dr Hendricks was a member of the speciality Expert Working Group of the NHS Information Centre for the Department of Health.
He also was a member of the national co-morbidity working group for NHS Connecting for Health as well as the PbR Clinical Advisory Panel of the Department of Health.
He was also member of the group developing the Paediatric Audiology Quality Enhancement Tool for the Department of Health until it was discontinued.
Since 2013 Dr Hendricks is also a governing body member of Corby Clinical Commissioning Group.
Ms Hita Mamtora-Mistry
Specialist Senior Paediatric Audiologists
Ms Mamtora joined Hearing4Kids in 2014. She is also a senior paediatric audiologist for The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. She has many years of experience in all behavioural and electrophysiological assessment methods.