UCL Ear Institute


Advanced Adult Rehabilitation

This fully online masterclass is ideal if you have some experience working with people with hearing loss and want to improve your knowledge and rehabilitation skills.

Course dates

Synchronous sessions will be held on the following Wednesday mornings:

  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Wednesday 3 November 2021
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021

This course explores the following themes:

  • Cognition and hearing
  • Hearing therapies
  • Innovative technologies and treatments

A variety of specially prepared interactive material will be available on a dedicated course website from early October for you to work through at your own pace. Live online sessions will enable you to participate in discussions with leading experts in the field from universities in the UK and overseas, clinical audiology services and voluntary organisations. Throughout the course period there will be opportunities to interact with like-minded colleagues and the course organisers, Dr Hannah Cooper and Dr Lucy Handscomb. Participants from anywhere in the world are welcome.

Course organisers
  • Dr Lucy Handscomb, UCL Ear Institute
  • Dr Hannah Cooper, UCL Ear Institute
Course contributors
  • Dr Siobhan Brennan, University of Manchester, Cognition and hearing loss
  • Dr Rebecca Gould, Division of Psychiatry, UCL, Hearing therapies
  • Dr Carly Meyer, Behavioural Science Policy Research Unit, UCL, Hearing therapies
  • Dr Sarah Bant, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, NHS, Cognition and hearing loss
  • Dr Nicola Ridgway, NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre Hearing Theme & evidENT & UCL Ear Institute, Innovative technologies and therapies
  • Prof Maria Chait, UCL Ear Institute, Innovative technologies and therapies
  • Dr Narina Scarinci, University of Queensland, Hearing Therapies
  • Jack Bennet, Interacoustics, Innovative technologies and therapies
  • Dementia Friends, Alzheimer’s Society, Cognition and hearing loss
  • Dr Cherilee Rutherford, Ida Institute, Innovative technologies and therapies
Programme for Wednesday 27th October 2021




9:30 am

Dr Lucy Handscomb, Dr Hannah Cooper


9:45 am

Dementia Friends

Dementia awareness in everyday life

10:30 am



11:00 am

Dr Siobhan Brennan

Audiology and intellectual disabilities

11:45 am

Dr Cherilee Rutherford

Future hearing journeys

12:30 pm



1 pm



Certificates and costs
  • You'll receive a certificate of attendance for completion of the online masterclass.
  • All you need to participate is an internet connection, microphone and web camera.
  • Cost: £360

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