Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Therapy Masterclass
This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as an advanced practitioner in providing specialised care for children and adults experiencing troublesome tinnitus and hyperacusis. Students will gain a wider spectrum of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills with regard to tinnitus and hyperacusis rehabilitation. This course will outline psychometric assessment, appropriate referrals to ENT and mental health, evidence-based practice, application of specialist cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in tinnitus and hyperacusis rehabilitation, and service development.
- Participants will be provided with the specialist skill, knowledge and tools which are essential for developing a Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Therapy Clinic.
- Participants will leave this practical course with a solid grounding in tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy that can be put into practice straight away.
- At every stage of learning, theory will be constantly applied to practical examples. There will be many case studies and practical training sessions on specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focused on tinnitus and hyperacusis, Motivational Interviewing and Rogerian counselling.
- Participants will be provided with a high quality course manual including worksheets, counselling tools and forms to use with their patients.
- Participants will be provided with all documentation required for service development including templates for tinnitus clinic protocol, reports, clinical audit and service evaluation guidelines.
In Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Therapy Masterclass, Dr. Hashir Aazh (BSc, MSc, PhD) shares his clinical methods and research findings with regard to assessment and management of the distress linked to tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia in children and adults. The methodology of his approach and the conceptual framework outlined for tinnitus and hyperacusis rehabilitation has been developed based a decade of research and innovative practice by Hashir’s tinnitus team. The essence of their approach is based on pragmatically combining methods of cognitive therapy with audiological science and the key highlights emerged from this comprise:
- Using in-depth interviews in combination with audiological and psychometric data in order to pinpoint and assess tinnitus and/or hyperacusis related distress.
- Distinguishing between tinnitus- and/or hyperacusis-related distress and the distress caused by other psychological disturbances in those who happen to also suffer from tinnitus and/or hyperacusis.
- Evidence-based criteria for screening and referring patients to mental health professionals.
- Suicidal and self-harm ideations in patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis
- Methodology for cognitive behavioural therapy focused on tinnitus- and/or hyperacusis-related distress
- Diagnosis of hyperacusis
- Mathematical model describing the relationship between hearing loss and tinnitus
- Mathematical model describing the relationship between insomnia and tinnitus
- Mathematical model describing the relationship between depression and tinnitus
- Adverse childhood experiences and tinnitus disability
- Geriatric tinnitus and hyperacusis
- Paediatric tinnitus and hyperacusis
To learn more about Hashir’s research and clinical experienceClick here
Feedback from the Participants
“Very informative course, I felt the course exceeded my expectations!”
Student from UK
“The practice-centred nature of the sessions gave ample opportunities to develop skills step-by-step as they were taught. I felt challenged at each stage, but the collaborative nature of the of the role play sessions felt very rewarding and productive.”
Student from USA
“This course radically changed how I view tinnitus and hyperacusis management. It revealed the psychological underpinning of tinnitus/hyperacusis distress and provided a structure approach in dealing with this distress and its effects.”
Student from South Africa
This course is suitable for
- Hearing therapists
- Hearing aid dispensers
- Speech and language therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Teachers of the deaf