UCL Ear Institute


Advanced management of tinnitus and hyperacusis

This two-day CPD-accredited Masterclass provides a comprehensive overview of tinnitus and hyperacusis and strategies for assessing and managing these conditions in adults and children.

Dates: 13 January - 3 February 2022
Course Director: Roland Schaette & Lucy Handscomb


This long-established masterclass will be conducted entirely online in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. There will be a variety of interactive tasks for participants to complete online and two live days in a virtual classroom on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January. Registration fee covers full access to the dedicated course website from 12 January for six months and participation in both live days.


The course covers a wide range of topics on tinnitus and hyperacusis, including

  • The neurophysiology of tinnitus
  • Tinnitus assessment and treatment
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, bimodal stimulation, neuromodulation approaches, treatment approaches based on acoustic stimulation (hearing aids, noise devices, notched music, patterned acoustic stimulation, and drug treatments
  • Mechanisms of hyperacusis
  • Assessment and treatment of hyperacusis
  • Covid 19 and tinnitus
  • Patient needs and research perspectives

These topics will be covered in online lectures, interactive live sessions, and live panel discussions. There will be a special focus on the available evidence for the effectiveness of different treatment approaches, the current state of research, and on how to manage tinnitus and hyperacusis in children.

Course organisers

Dr Roland Schaette, UCL Ear Institute
Dr Lucy Handscomb, UCL Ear Institute

List of confirmed contributors

Beth-Anne Mancktelow, Independent tinnitus therapist
Dr Veronica Kennedy, Bolton Hospital NHS Trust
Prof Sven Vanneste, Trinity College, Dublin
Bryan Pollard, Hyperacusis patient rep
Dr Liz Marks, University of Bath
Prof Billy Martin, National University of Singapore
Dr Rilana Cima, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Mr Don McFerran, British Tinnitus Association
Prof Raj Shekhawat, Flinders University, Australia
Dr Laurence McKenna, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London
Dr Fabrice Bardy, Hearing Power
Dr Zara Jay, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London
Prof David Baguley, University of Nottingham
Claire Benton, Nottingham University Hospitals
Dr Eldre Beukes, Anglia Ruskin University
David Stockdale, British Tinnitus Association

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you'll understand:

  •    theories of tinnitus generation and scientific evidence in terms of neurophysiological mechanisms giving rise to tinnitus and hyperacusis
  •    evaluation of research on tinnitus and hyperacusis
  •    effective assessment and verification strategies
  •    therapies for tinnitus and hyperacusis
  •    cohesive management of hyperacusis and tinnitus in children and special populations

Certificates and accreditation

You'll receive a certificate of attendance for completion of the online masterclass. This course will be accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Cost: £360

•    Payment via UCL Store must be made until 2 working days before the first live session (by 24 January).

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

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