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