6th - 8th October 2022 - Birmingham 

The highly acclaimed pioneer in tinnitus training returns from 6th – 8th October in Birmingham. Originally developed by the late Dr Ross Coles in the 1970's, the European Tinnitus Course is one of the longest-running tinnitus courses in the world.


Course Content

This detailed and intense course is packed full of information covering the many variations of tinnitus and hyperacusis, their definitions, basic sciences, measurements and assessments, latest research and treatment options across the medical, audiological and psychological worlds.

With revised and refreshed content, reflecting the many discoveries and innovations in this rapidly developing field, the 2022 course will present modern concepts and management of tinnitus and hyperacusis in a multidisciplinary, evidence-based manner, the 3-day course will be comprised of both smaller group sessions and traditional teaching from a respected faculty.


Where and when?

Conference Aston University 

Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th October 2022.

We are returning to Conference Aston, on the edge of Birmingham City Centre, the venue played host to our 2018 Annual Conference and impressed us with their dedicated meeting suites and onsite hotel - for which we've negotiated an excellent discounted rate for our course delegates.


Who should attend?

The European Tinnitus Course is aimed at healthcare professionals in audiology, psychology, ENT and audiovestibular medicine, who have already acquired their basic proficiencies but are wishing to specialise in tinnitus or who wish to take their tinnitus knowledge to the next level. The course is also relevant to scientists undertaking research in the field of tinnitus and hyperacusis.

This course is suitable for anyone who sees patients with tinnitus and wants to build on their knowledge and clinical skills. The course will leave you feeling more confident to help the people who come to see you.


The faculty

David Baguley

Having led the Audiology and Hearing Implant Services at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust for many years, David Baguley is now working as a Professor of Hearing Sciences, based in the National Institute for Health Research, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. David has co-authored over 150 scientific papers, many book chapters, and authored and edited several books, David has served as the Chairman of the British Society of Audiology, and as President of the BTA. He has been awarded the American Academy of Audiology International Award, the British Society of Audiology TS Littler Prize, Association of Independent Hearing Practitioners Outstanding Contribution to Audiology Award, and four times awarded the BTA Shapiro Research Prize.


Laure Jacquemin

Laure is an audiologist with 6 years of clinical and research experience at the Tinnitus Treatment and Research Centre Antwerp. Her clinical work focuses on psychoeducation and cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis, as well as fitting of cochlear implants in patients with unilateral or bilateral severe hearing loss. She investigated neuromodulation for tinnitus management during her PhD in Medical Sciences. Her current research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of hyperacusis. Her research has resulted in more than 28 publications. In her function as Science Communicator at the University of Antwerp, she feels strongly about awareness and prevention of hearing loss and presents at international conferences on audiology.

Rachel Knappett

Rachel is Head of Adult Rehabilitation at Cambridge Universities Hospital Trust at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. As a Specialist Audiologist, she has extensive experience as the lead Audiologist for the tinnitus, teenage hearing services and single-sided deafness clinics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Rachel worked with the International Nepal Fellowship to Nepal to provide Audiology support on one of their ‘Ear Camps.’ She chairs the East of England professional tinnitus network and is on the Cambs Tinnitus Support Group committee. She was the recipient of the British Society of Audiology, Ruth Spencer Prize 2010/2011.

Don McFerran

Don worked as an ENT Surgeon from the mid 1980’s until 2019, most recently as a Consultant in Colchester, Essex. His postgraduate training took him through several ENT departments in London and East Anglia, including the Middlesex Hospital where he worked under Jonathan Hazell at the time that the Neurophysiological Model of Tinnitus and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy were being developed. He is now retired from clinical practice but continues to be involved with research and teaching. He has published widely on a diverse range of ENT topics and has co-authored two tinnitus books – one for professionals and one self-help book for people with tinnitus. Don is currently President of the British Tinnitus Association.

Laurence McKenna

Laurence has worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the RNTNE Hospital (now the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals) for the past 36 years on the study and psychological management of tinnitus and other audiological disorders. He is head of the team of psychologists working in adult audiological medicine. He also worked for 27 years at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London and is an honorary lecturer at the Ear Institute UCL. In recent years he has worked to develop the application of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in the care of patients with distressing tinnitus. Laurence is the author and co-author of a number of academic papers and book chapters in psychology and audiological medicine.


Cost

£650 per person

Course costs includes lunch, refreshments, and certification. Copies of the lecture slides will be available online. 

Corporate member cost: £600*

*If you are a corporate member please select the corporate option below either invoice or credit card. 

The cost covers:

• Course materials and handouts
• Certificate 
• Refreshments and lunch on both days


Training agenda

The full training programme will be confirmed and uploaded shortly. 

If you book your place prior to this being confirmed, you will be sent a copy of the training programme via email. 


Looking to book accommodation? 

Accommodation is not included in the course fee and must be booked independently. 

Conference Aston will be offering a preferential rate at their onsite hotel, details of how to book accommodation at a discounted rate will be included within the confirmation email. 

Please note that the preferential rate will only be available until 24 August 2022.

The booking will be made directly and will not be managed by the BTA. For any amendments to the booking, please contact the hotel directly. 


Booking information

Places are filled on a first come first served basis, it is worth noting previous courses were fully booked, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

We accept both invoice and credit card payments and the course fee must be paid 7 working days prior to the start date of the course.

If you are paying via invoice and your purchase order is still in the process of being raised, please state ‘TBC’ within the PO section of the online booking form. Once the PO has been issued, send a copy to [email protected] and an invoice will be raised.


Testimonial

Matthew White, Senior Audiologist, Primary Care Rotherham

“I have been working in the tinnitus clinic at Rotherham for about 18 months now and had recently been asked to take over as the tinnitus lead for the department. At the time my skills in the area of tinnitus management were at a basic level of competency and the idea of helping someone with hyperacusis frightened me to death.

I expected to gain extra background knowledge from the lectures but the course far exceeded this; every aspect of tinnitus and hyperacusis management was covered in exceptional detail, my entire knowledge base was lifted immensely and I now feel confident to meet the needs of my patients more effectively. The biggest change that I have made to my practice as a result of the course are to my approach of a more collaborative effort with the patient allowing for shared decision making.

One thing that I didn’t expect from the course was just how supportive it would be. I was one of the least experienced people there, in terms of time in tinnitus management clinics, but the delegates were all incredibly supportive offering help and advice. The incredibly eminent presenters on the course were just as approachable and open to helping me to learn and improve. Their humble honesty about the difficulties that they sometimes encounter in their day-to-day practice and how they constantly question and adapt their methods and skills was also very inspiring and made it easy to relate to them.

I cannot recommend this course enough to anyone that is considering going on it. Quite honestly, it has changed my practice beyond measure and has probably been the best short course that I’ve ever attended in my audiology career thus far."

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