Short courses


Advanced Management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

  • 7-8 hours per day
  • 3 days


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.

The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable 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. 

Course content

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

Teaching and structure

The course will run over three consecutive days. Content 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 UCL Extend. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the 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
  • Understand key current research on tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • Use effective assessment strategies with patients
  • Describe a range of therapies for tinnitus and hyperacusis and the differences between them
  • Effectively manage hyperacusis and tinnitus in children and special populations

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. 


The standard course fees are as follows:

  • £600 without assessments
  • £1075 with assessments
  • £200 to attend only the online session on the final day

Payment via UCL Extend must be made no later than two weeks before the start of the course

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.


If you wish to cancel your order for a course after it is accepted by us and outside of any period in which you might have a right to cancel, then the following applies.

Your cancellation must be received in writing no later than 14 days before the start of the Course. If we receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the start of the Course we will refund any amount you have paid to us for that Course less an administration charge of 20%. No refunds will be made for cancellations made by you within 14 days of the Course date.

Course team

Lucy Handscomb

Lucy Handscomb

Lucy is a Lecturer in audiology at the UCL Ear Institute. She qualified as a hearing therapist in 1993 and has worked in a number of clinical posts since then, most recently the hearing therapy service at St Mary's Hospital in London. She's particularly interested in psychological adjustment to hearing loss and methods of coping with tinnitus and has published on these topics. She's a member of the British Academy of Audiology.

Magdalena Margol-Gromada

Magdalena Margol-Gromada

Course information last modified: 27 Nov 2023, 16:47