Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Special Interest Group

TH SIG is the special interest group who focus on Tinnitus and Hyperacusis


The Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Special Interest Group (TH SIG) is part of the British Society of Audiology (BSA), and provides an opportunity for multi-disciplinary professionals within Audiology, Hearing and Balance Science in the United Kingdom (who are BSA members) to engage and work actively together progressing the field of tinnitus and hyperacusis. To achieve this, the Special Interest Group Steering Committee will act as the professional advisory body for the BSA Council on this area.


The main objectives of this SIG are:

  1. To develop evidenced based assessment and management practice guidance for tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  2. To raise the standards across the private and public sector in tinnitus and hyperacusis management.
  3. To promote relevant research, disseminate commentary on new studies and provide lifelong learning for professionals through a range of CPD activities.
  4. To promote tinnitus and hyperacusis awareness to the professional community, particularly at primary care level.
  5. To advise professionals of onwards referral options and signposting.





The Steering Committee

Derek Hoare (Chair)

David Stockdale (Vice Chair)

Peter Byrom (Secretary – Maternity cover)

Alice Davies (Secretary – Maternity leave)

Tendai Ngwerume

Tony Kay

Julie Brady

Magdalena Sereda

Kathryn Fackrell



Advisory Group

Claire Benton

Carolyn Dando

Barry Downes

Mark Wallace

Katrin Krumbholz

Peyman Adjamian

Lorna Laird

Sandra Grimes

Gemma Crundwell

Tamara Turchet

Richard Nicholson

Joanne Goss

Vaitheki Maheswaran