Short courses


Tinnitus and Hyperacusis in Adults and Children: Mechanisms, Assessment and Management Masterclass

  • 6 or 7 hours per day
  • 1, 2 or 3 days


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

The third day has a paediatric focus. You can attend for one, two or three days.

You'll also have an opportunity to network 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
  • ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors
  • audiology students

Course content

Day 1

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

Day 2

On day two you'll learn about different approaches for the assessment and management of tinnitus and hyperacusis in adults, including:

  • counselling
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • mindfulness meditation
  • acoustic stimulation strategies

Day 3

On the the third day you'll learn how to adapt strategies for managing tinnitus and hyperacusis to the special needs of children.

Teaching and structure

The course is taught over three consecutive days.

You can attend for one, two or three days.

Lectures and workshops will be given by experts from the UCL Ear Institute and guest speakers.

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 the days you attend.

This course will be accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).


The standard fees are:

  • £200 (for one day)
  • £360 (for two days)
  • £450 (for three days)

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.

Dr Roland Schaette

Dr Roland Schaette

Roland is Reader in Computational Auditory Neuroscience at the UCL Ear Institute. His PhD in Biophysics was from Humboldt University Berlin. His research on tinnitus focuses on understanding the neuronal mechanisms that are involved in the development of the phantom noise. For this, he combines measurements in humans, animal studies and computer models. Recent projects have also included investigations in the mechanisms of hyperacusis.

He's a member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Society for Neuroscience, the Professional Advisors Committee of the British Tinnitus Association and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Tinnitus Association.

Course information last modified: 1 Nov 2021, 15:07