Aston University in Birmingham, UK has announced a new and unique course specifically for audiologists and other NHS workers. Comprising of six workshops, the course will begin on 4 May 2006. It is the only one of its kind that specifically teaches practitioners how to use new cognitive techniques on patients with the hearing deficiency, tinnitus.
Within the UK tinnitus is a relatively common condition, affecting approximately five per cent of the adult population. The most common symptom of the condition is the occurrence of persistent noises in the patients head or ears. These noises are often described as ringing, whistling, buzzing and humming, and can affect the quality of the sufferer’s life.
The course, which is entitled Managing your Tinnitus patient: using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques in audiological practice, aims to provide clinicians with the most recent developments and skills used to work with patients who have the condition. Developments in treating the condition have led to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) being identified as an effective form of treatment. It is also the first course offered by Aston University in continuing professional development (CPD) for Audiologists.
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