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. 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 and has run several short courses on tinnitus. She is currently a lecturer at UCL Ear Institute, teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

Lucy began undertaking tinnitus research in 2006 and is now studying for a PhD at the University of Nottingham, investigating tinnitus distress. This PhD studentship  is 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 from time to time you can see her on stage performing with a local musical theatre group.