26 Jan -27 Jan
09:00 -17:00

This long-established masterclass will be conducted entirely online in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. There will be a variety of interactive tasks for participants to complete online and two live days in a virtual classroom on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January.

Overview: Registration fee covers full access to the dedicated course website from 12th January for 6 months and participation in both live days

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

·         The neurophysiology of tinnitus

·         Tinnitus assessment and treatment

o   Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, bimodal stimulation, neuromodulation approaches, treatment approaches based on acoustic stimulation (hearing aids, noise devices, notched music, patterned acoustic stimulation, and drug treatments

·         Mechanisms of hyperacusis

·         Assessment and treatment of hyperacusis

·         Covid 19 and tinnitus

·         Patient needs and research perspectives

These topics will be covered in online lectures, interactive live sessions, and live panel discussions. There will be a special focus on the available evidence for the effectiveness of different treatment approaches, the current state of research, and on how to manage tinnitus and hyperacusis in children.

Course organisers:

Dr Roland Schaette, UCL Ear Institute

Dr Lucy Handscomb, 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
Dr Kate Rigby – Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London
Claire Benton – Nottingham University Hospitals
Dr Eldre Beukes -Anglia Ruskin University
David Stockdale – British Tinnitus Association

Certificates and accreditation

You’ll receive a certificate of attendance for completion of the online masterclass.

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

Cost: £360

·         Payment via UCL Store must be made until 2 working days before the first live session (ie by 24th Jan).

NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared