UCL Ear Institute


Tinnitus and Hyperacusis in Adults and Children: 22- 24 Jan 2019

Mechanisms, Management and Evidence

Course Directors: Roland Schaette & Lucy Handscomb

Day one

The 3 day course starts with a research update on the current understanding of the mechanisms of tinnitus and hyperacusis.

Day two

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.

Day three

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. 


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, acoustic stimulation strategies)

• 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.


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
    • David Scott, RNTNEH
    • Lucy Partridge, RNTNEH
    • Breege MacArdle, RNTNEH
    • Daniel De Val, RNTNEH
    • Zara Jay, RNTNEH
    • Phil Lurie, RNTNEH
    • Lynette Elliott, Windsor Audiology Centre


    NB: Programme is subject to possible 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