Tinnitus - Debbie Featherstone | www.debbiefeatherstone.com

You hold the key
Tinnitus Consultancy & Psychotherapy Clinic
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I have been qualified as a Hearing Therapist since 1994 and worked in the NHS until 2010 when I took early retirement in order to set up my private practise.

There are 4 main areas in which I work

Tinnitus Management

  • Over 20 years experience
  • Excellent outcomes for patients
  • All progress measurable through use of validated Qs, for example THI (Tinnitus Handicap Inventory) and TFI (Tinnitus Functional Index) that measure tinnitus distress
  • Includes therapy for anxiety and/or depression where indicated
  • Includes management of hyperacusis when present
  • May include treatment for vestibular related balance problems
  • Appointments in my Clitheroe clinic or online

Teaching Tinnitus Management

  • My course is the CSTCP (Counselling Skills & Tinnitus Care Pathway) - a 3 module course delivered over 8 days to Audiologists and in Northern Ireland, to Audiologists and Specialist Sensory Social Workers
  • The on-line self-directed course of tinnitus management "Tinnitus E-Programme"
  • Courses and workshops in tinnitus management throughout the UK, for example University of Manchester (November 2017)
  • Conference presentations

Medico-legal work

  • Assessment and management of patients referred by solicitors
  • Expert Witness to the Court in cases involving tinnitus
  • Provision of medico-legal and Court-related reports  

Research

  • I work closely with the NIHR NHBRC (National Institute of Hearing Research Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Centre)
  • Stage One evaluation of the Tinnitus E-Programme published 2016-17 (going to RCT - randomised controlled trial - in 2018)
  • A psychologically informed, audiologist-delivered manualised intervention for tinnitus (TinMan study) published 2017 and on-going

More detailed information about my work in Tinnitus Management can be found in my specialist website


If you would like to book an assessment, you can email debbie@debbiefeatherstone.com

All other enquiries welcome


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