Tinnitus Management

Key information

Date: Use the contact details below to enquire about forthcoming dates
Duration: 20 Credit M level Module delivered by Distance Learning 
Fee: £910 with assessment

Intake: October and March

Deadline: October - 31st August. March - 30th January

To register: Please complete this registration form

 Further information: Contact Amanda Casey at  a.e.a.casey@aston.ac.uk or telephone 0121 204 4180 

About the course

This module will enable clinicians to develop and deliver rehabilitative service for people with tinnitus and related difficulties such as hyperacusis.  It will enable students to develop a a systematic understanding of this this area and develop a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights in managing patients with tinnitus and / or hyperacusis.

Summary of content 

  • Mechanisms of tinnitus generation
  • Models of tinnitus habituation
  • Psychological models used in tinnitus management
  • Sound therapy and hearing aids in management
  • Stress management and sleep disorder management

Module outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the physiological mechanisms, demographics and epidemiology of tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of a wide range of tools used in assessing and managing tinnitus and hyperacusis.

Intellectual skills  

  • Demonstrate independence in researching, planning and writing assignments
  • Develop the ability to reflect on and evaluate own work.

Professional skills     

  • Explore current theory and practice in the selection, fitting and evaluation of hearing aids in relation to tinnitus management
  • Demonstrate the ability to select, undertake and interpret audiological assessment results relating to tinnitus informed by research at the forefront of the discipline
  • Develop and apply advanced technical expertise, skills and knowledge to provide appropriate interventions, underpinned by critical appraisal of relevant literature 
  • Analyse and critique current principles and skills involved in patient history taking and explore its effectiveness in clinical practice
  • Critically evaluate counselling theories, research findings and therapeutic methods with the aim of developing a personal approach to working with patients with tinnitus or hyperacusis 
  • Critically appraise the way in which clinical information and decision-making is shared in a clinical setting between all stakeholders
  • Explore and critically evaluate how to obtain and present information regarding tinnitus and hyperacusis within a clinical governance framework.

Transferable skills 

  • Communicate clearly and concisely using advanced concepts and terminology appropriate to the field of study
  • Use sophisticated information technology and library skills from literature searching
  • Organise and manage own learning to achieve successful outcomes
  • Develop scholarly standards of referencing and presentation of material.



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