Lucy Handscomb trained as a hearing therapist in the 1990’s. She worked in a number of NHS clinics across the UK offering one-to-one counselling and support to adults with acquired hearing loss and their communication partners. Over time she developed a special interest in tinnitus, and for 10 years ran the tinnitus therapy clinic at St Mary’s Hospital, London. More recently she has been running group information sessions and short self-management courses for people with tinnitus in various locations. Alongside her clinical career she developed a teaching role and has worked as a lecturer on hearing therapy and audiology courses in Bristol and London. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students at UCL Ear Institute and co-organises the longstanding tinnitus and hyperacusis masterclass there .

Lucy gained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2018. This was an investigation of a cognitive behavioural model of tinnitus distress. This PhD studentship was funded by the BTA, so she was happy to be able to give something back to the organisation by becoming a trustee.

Lucy lives in London with her partner and their daughter. She loves singing and is a founder member of High Holborn Chamber Choir.