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Tinnitus and Hyperacusis in Adults and Children: January 2017 TBC

Mechanisms, Management and Evidence

Course Directors: Roland Schaette, Lucy Handscomb & Rosie Kentish

The 3 day course starts with a research update on the current understanding of the mechanisms of tinnitus and hyperacusis. Then we address the different approaches for the assessment and management of these symptoms in adults, covering counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation and acoustic stimulation strategies in lectures and workshops. The third day has a paediatric focus: the available strategies for management of tinnitus and hyperacusis in children, and how these need to be adapted to the special needs of children, covered in lectures and case studies.

The lectures and workshops in the course will be given by experts from the Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, and by specially invited guest speakers.


Topics will include:

  • Research update about tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • Lectures and workshops on assessment and current management strategies in adults and children (counselling, CBT, mindfulness meditation, music therapy, acoustic stimulation strategies)


Speakers will include:

  • Derek Hoare, NHBRU Nottingham
  • Laurence McKenna, RNTNEH
  • Kathryn Fackrell, NHBRU Nottingham
  • Don McFerran, Colchester University Hospital
  • Elizabeth Marks, RNTNEH
  • Dean Thompson, NHBRU Nottingham
  • Lucy Handscomb, UCL Ear Institute
  • Rosie Kentish, RNTNEH
  • David Scott, RNTNEH
  • Lucy Partridge, RNTNEH
  • Breege MacArdle, RNTNEH
  • Daniel De Val, RNTNEH
  • Zara Jay, RNTNEH
  • Phil Lurie, RNTNEH
  • Lynette Elliott, Windsor Audiology Centre


This draft timetable is subject to change.


  • We have also applied for points from BAA and RCP but these have not yet been confirmed (in 2012 the course received 18 and 12 from respectively)
  • Accredited by the BAA for the Higher Training Scheme


Cost of 1 Day Masterclass EB N/A
SR £200
Cost of 2 Day Masterclass EB £255
SR £275
Cost of 3 Day Masterclass EB £370
SR £415
Cost of 4 Day Masterclass* EB £485
SR £555


SR – Standard rate

* Please note that the 4 day prices are only applicable for our longer courses. The fee structure is standardised across all Advanced Audiology Masterclasses.

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