Tinnitus and Hyperacusis in Children and Young People

An information session for Teachers of the Deaf

Presented on Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020

boy wearing large headphones looking up


These presentations were specifically designed for Teachers of the Deaf who work with children and/or young people who experience tinnitus and/or hyperacusis.

Participants learned what tinnitus/hyperacusis is, how we experience these conditions and what you can do to support children and young people.

Target Audience

Teachers of the deaf


Dawn Lamerton, Head of Service for Paediatric Audiology, NHS Lothian.


10 am Hyperacusis Management in Children
10.45am Questions
11.20 am Tinnitus Management in Children
12 noon Questions
1.30 pm Course Evaluation and close

Further Reading


Edwards, Lindsey & Crocker, Susan (2008)
Psychological processes in deaf children with complex needs: an evidence-based practical guide
London: Jessica Kingsley. ISBN 9781843104148
Includes a chapter on Tinnitus and discusses possible psychological therapies. Written with a medical/clinical approach, this book looks at children affected by deafness and additional difficulties, such as autism, specific learning difficulties and behavioural and emotional problems.

British Society of Audiology (2015)
Tinnitus in children: practice guidance
Provides guidance for professionals who work with children who may have tinnitus. Covers strategies, management and psychological associations for children with tinnitus.


British Tinnitus Association (2019)
Tinnitus: a teacher’s guide [Online]
Available from: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/tinnitus-a-teachers-guide [Accessed: 27/02/20]
Leaflet for teachers, also highlights additional leaflets aimed at children.

British Tinnitus Association (2019)
Hyperacusis [Online]
Available from: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/hyperacusis. [Accessed: 27/02/20]
A general brief guide/leaflet on hypercusis.