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: TBC
Course Director: Dr Lucy Handscomb


This long-established masterclass will be conducted through blended learning. 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.

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. 


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 using blended learning methods to cater for different learning styles. Seminar style, interactive teaching in a virtual classroom is supplemented by:

  • 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
  • Dr Roland Schaette, 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

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
Certificates and accreditation

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

Cost: TBC   

Payment via UCLExtend must be made 2 working days before the first live session (by 24 January).

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.