UCL Ear Institute



The course for 2015 will return to the UCL Ear Institute.

Rehabilitation for Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss: 2nd - 4th December 2015

This course aims to explore in depth the experience of deafness, and to examine a range of non-technological approaches to adult audiological rehabilitation. As well as hearing from experts in the field, we will take a holistic view and draw on expertise from beyond the boundaries of audiology to consider the wider needs of the patients we work with. Participants will learn about recent evidence from a variety of sources which is clinically relevant and should be of particular interest to those who specialise in aural rehabilitation or those who wish to take on more responsibility in this area. A mixture of lectures, discussions and interactive workshops ensures that all delegates have the opportunity to fully participate and network with others who have similar interests.

Topics will include:

  • Experiencing deafness; evidence- based and personal perspectives
  • Using counselling skills in audiology- what difference does it make?
  • Patient/ clinician interaction and shared decision making
  • Benefits of group rehabilitation
  • Involving volunteers in audiology
  • Improving the experience of first- time hearing aid users
  • Making your service accessible to patients with complex needs

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Piers Dawes; University of Manchester
  • Dr Ira Leroi, University of Manchester
  • Dr Imran Mulla; The Ear Foundation, Nottingham
  • Dr Helen Pryce, Aston University
  • Dr Christine de Placido; Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Dr Siobhan Brennan; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Professor Paul Kingston; University of Chester
  • Dr Claudine Clucas; University of Chester
  • Ms Sandy Grimes; Doncaster Royal Infirmary
  • Ms Eithne Heffernan; NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit
  • Ms Laura Arrowsmith; Action on Hearing Loss
  • Ms Lucy Handscomb; UCL Ear Institute
  • This course has been accredited with 16 CPD points by the BAA (day 1=5, Day 2=6, Day 3=5)
Cost of 1 Day Masterclass EB N/A
SR £200
Cost of 2 Day Masterclass EB £245
SR £265
Cost of 3 Day Masterclass EB £355
SR £395
Cost of 4 Day Masterclass* EB £465
SR £530

EB – Early Bird rate FOR BOOKINGS MADE AT LEAST 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE (unless otherwise stated)

SR – Standard rate

* Please note that the 4 day price is only applicable for 4 days courses. The fee structure is standardised across all Advanced Audiology Masterclasses.

  • Payment via UCL Store must be made at least 2 working days before the start of the course
  • In order to secure your place using a purchase order, these must be received at least 3 weeks before the start of the course

NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared.

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If you wish to cancel your order for a Course after it is accepted by us and outside of any period in which you might have a right to cancel, then the following applies:

Your cancellation must be received in writing no later than 14 days before the start of the Course. If we receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the start of the Course we will refund any amount you have paid to us for that Course less an administration charge of 20%. No refunds will be made for cancellations made by you within 14 days of the Course date.

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