UCL Ear Institute


Advanced Management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

This three-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: Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February and Friday 1st March 2024
Course Director: Dr Lucy Handscomb     


During this long-established masterclass you will have opportunities to interact with a number of established international experts in the fields of tinnitus and hyperacusis and learn from them about theory, good clinical practice and recent research. You will also have an opportunity to discuss your own experience with a range of professionals from different backgrounds.

Days one and two (14th and 15th Feb)  will take place in person in the Ear Institute and focus on tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia in adults. Day three (1st March) will take place online and focus on tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia in children.

We strongly recommend that you attend all three days. Even if your primary interest is in paediatrics, a lot of the background information covered on days one and two will be relevant. If you have prior training or experience in tinnitus work, however, you may attend day three only if you wish.

The online day will take place in real time with lectures and discussions over Zoom. It will also be recorded, and all attendees of Days 1 and 2 will have full access to the recordings.

Who this course is for:

  • Audiologists
  • Hearing therapists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals

You should have some experience working with or observing patients with tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. People who are just beginning to work in this area are also very welcome. 

 View the full programme below


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

  • The neurophysiology of tinnitus and hyperacusis 
  • Clinical assessment and management strategies for adults and children
  • New developments and current research

These topics will be covered through a mixture of lecture presentations and interactive workshops. Supplementary learning material will be available on the course website.

  • Recorded presentations
  • Video clips
  • Written material (e.g. research papers, links to websites)
  • Online Q&A forums

The course is led by Dr Lucy Handscomb, with contributions from several experienced researchers and clinicians from the UK and overseas. All materials will be available via the dedicated course page on UCLExtend. 

Course organisers
  • Dr Lucy Handscomb, UCL Ear Institute
  • Magdalena Margol-Gromada , UCL Ear Institute 
List of confirmed contributors

Speakers for days 1 and 2

  • Dr Derek Hoare, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Kathryn Fackrell, University of Nottingham
  • Prof Jennifer Linden, UCL Ear Institute
  • Dr Laurence McKenna, Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, London
  • Dr Eldre Beukes, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Dr Raj Nandi, Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, London
  • Dr Magdalena Sereda, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Jane Gregory, University of Oxford
Learning outcomes

Following this course, you will:

  • Be able to describe the theories of tinnitus generation and scientific evidence in terms of neurophysiological mechanisms linked to tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • Have knowledge of key current research on tinnitus and hyperacusis Be able to use effective assessment strategies with patients
  • Be able to describe a range of therapies for tinnitus and hyperacusis and the differences between them
  • Know how to manage hyperacusis and tinnitus in children and special populations
Costs, certificates and accreditation

You'll receive a certificate of attendance for completion of the masterclass. This masterclass is suitable for British Academy of Audiology Higher Training scheme candidates undertaking the tinnitus and hyperacusis module. 

Cost: £600 without assessments; £1075 with assessments for the full course. £200 for the single day option. 

Payment via UCLExtend must be made no later than 1 week before the first session (by 7 February).

NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared. If you are paying via invoice, this means that a purchase order number must be provided prior to the course start.

Booking via UCLExtend for Tinnitus & Hyperacusis

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