What is the course about?
The course covers facts and information about tinnitus and looks at theories about how tinnitus becomes a problem, leading on to techniques and strategies you can use to alleviate the tinnitus-related distress.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don’t have a computer. The classes work best using a desktop device. You can access the class using a tablet or phone but the screen size will limit your ability to lipread.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Understanding tinnitus, how the ear works, the process of habituation, managing negative thoughts and emotions, stress management, relaxation techniques, managing sleep problems, using sounds to help alleviate tinnitus, where to go for specialist help.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Understand what tinnitus is and what can make it worse
• Use a range of techniques and strategies to help manage tinnitus
• Access self-help resources and specialist help.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge or training in the subject is needed.
This course is delivered in spoken English. This course will not be delivered in sign language.
You will need to be able to read sentences and follow verbal instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In the session there will be group work, pair work, practical work, lecture, demonstration and discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no materials or extra costs. You may find it helpful to bring a pen and notebook to the session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will be given information about other courses that may be relevant e.g. Living well with hearing loss, Lipreading and managing hearing loss.