Dr R Srinivasa Raghavan


Consultant Audiovestibular Physician

About Me

Ear Consultant specialising in dizziness, vertigo, poor balance, hearing difficulties, tinnitus and other ear related disorders in all age groups.

Balance & Dizziness

Are you suffering with dizziness, imbalance or vertigo ?
These conditions can be very debilitating and affect every aspect of daily life.
We have the expertise to diagnose these conditions and to provide treatment to get you back on your feet and reduce the symptoms you may be experiencing.
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Medical Health Insurance

Dr Raghavan works with a wide range of health insurance providers.Further details :

About Me

Audiovestibular Physician (AVP) is a medical specialist in ear and related disorders. To become an AVP, doctors have to go through training in different speciality areas to be able understand the impact of ear related disorders in an individual.Hearing loss and disorders of vestibular (inner ear balance) system may impact a child’s development at various stages. AVP plays a vital role in differentiating speech & language delay due to hearing loss from other causes developmental disorders.AVP is not only an expert in vestibular disorder, but is also able differentiate other forms dizziness/vertigo and balance disorders and its impact on an individual’s quality of life.Dr Raghavan was trained as ENT surgeon in India. After moving to the UK he has joined a five years training programme in Audiovestibular Medicine (AVM), a niche subspecialty with an aim to provide a holistic service for patients with dizziness/vertigo, poor balance, hearing loss, tinnitus and other ear related symptoms.During his specialist training, he worked in Acute medical admissions, Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, and Developmental Paediatrics. He has also completed secondments in Paediatric Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychology, Psychiatry and Genetics.He has completed MSc in AVM from University College London. His research thesis was on Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in children. Dr Raghavan started his substantive consultant role at Alder Hey children’s hospital and moved to Royal Surrey hospital, Guildford. Dr Raghavan is passionate about holistic assessment of patients with hearing difficulties, tinnitus, dizziness and balance disorders. He has accumulated a wealth of experience in complex and multi-sensory balance disorders. He is keen on prevention of falls in senior citizens, hence he aims to do a comprehensive assessment when they present with dizziness/vertigo and/or poor balance.He is the medical lead for newborn hearing screening in the region. He leads a specialist clinic for children with complex needs, speech and language delay, tinnitus, hyperacusis and dizziness.He sees all age group, newborn to old age with any of the following complaints/conditions:Balance disorders (Dizziness or Vertigo)
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Chronic Persistent Dizziness (CPD) or Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
- Meniere’s Disease
- Multisensory balance disorders
- Vestibular Migraine / Migraine associated vertigo
- Visual Motion Sensitivity (Visual Vertigo)
Hearing loss and/or Tinnitus
- Congenital & progressive hearing loss in children
- Sudden and fluctuating hearing loss in adults
- Otosclerosis
- Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder(ANSD)
- Auditory Processing Difficulties (APD)
- Autoimmune inner ear disorders (AIED)
- Inner ear disorders due to congenital CMV
Anyone with the above complaints please contact us:

Personal interests
Keen gardener & likes cooking in spare time.
Languages spoken
English, Tamil

Balance / Dizziness

Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations, such as feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady. Dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo.Dizziness is one of the more common reasons adults visit their doctors. Frequent dizzy spells or constant dizziness can significantly affect your life. But dizziness rarely signals a life-threatening condition.Treatment of dizziness depends on the cause and your symptoms. It's usually effective, but the problem may recur.

We carry out a range of balance assessments targeting the inner ear vestibular apparatus. The tests are able to detect changes in sensitivity of the balance mechanisms and localise the source of the dizzy sensations.
We carry out a range of specialised tests including:
Positional tests.
Moving the head to different positions to see if symptoms are triggered.
Caloric Test
Water at temperatures above and below body temperature is tricked into the ear canal to stimulate the inner ear.
Video head impulse test (vHIT) Short rapid head movements are used to stimulate the inner ear semi-circular canals. Image above shows results from this test.
Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs)
Sound pulses in the ear stimulate the balance receptors which detect gravity allowing us to records results from the muscles in the neck.


Private practice (outpatients only):
Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital
Sterling Road, Guildford GU2 7RF
Wimbledon Neuro Care
Parkside Hospital, 53 Parkside, Wimbledon, SW19 5NX
Dr Raghavan can offer remote consultation (telephone / video) by request.NHS practice (outpatients only):
Royal Surrey Hospital,
Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX
MRI, CT scan, blood tests, hearing tests are available at all sites.

Medical Health Insurance

Dr Raghaven works with all major health insurance providers besides self pay patients. Please check with your insurance provider if their name is not listed here:
Aviva Health
AXA PPP Healthcare
Benenden Health
Healix Medical Insurance
Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Westfield Health (WPA)