Current and planned research with NHBRU - CBT and Tinnitus

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Current & Planned Research

I have worked collaboratively with the NIHR NHBRC (National Institute of Health Research, Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Centre), the leading UK Tinnitus Research facility at the University of Nottingham, since 2014. My main NHBRC contact is Dr Derek Hoare, Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences and Research Lead in Tinnitus & Hyperacusis

Link to NHBRC website


2013-2016 Stages 1 & 2 Evaluation of the on-line self-help Tinnitus E-Programme (PhD Project) - some papers still awaiting publication
Published: Kate Greenwell, Debbie Featherstone, Derek Hoare (2015) The application of intervention coding methodology to describe the Tinnitus E-Programme, an internet-delivered self-help intervention for tinnitus, American Journal of Audiology  Access here

The Tinnitus E-Programme (TEP) was launched on-line in June 2009. It ran for 9 years as a wholly Self-Directed and free to access intervention. Originally, the course content was based on the materials I used over many years in East Lancashire NHS for the Tinnitus Management Group Course (TMGC) Website:

In 2018, the TEP became therapist-supported. It was also moved away from being website-based to being hosted on a purpose-built learning platform "CourseCraft". In 2019, further updates and additions have been introduced and the Tinnitus E-Programme Part 2 is available as a follow-on iCBT intervention

2015 - 2017
Published: John A Taylor; Deborah A Hall; Dawn-Marie Walker; Mary McMurran; Amanda Casey; David Stockdale; Debbie Featherstone; Dean M Thompson; Carol MacDonald; Derek J Hoare (2017) A psychologically informed, audiologist-delivered, manualised intervention for tinnitus: Protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial (Tin Man Study), Pilot and Feasibility Studies  Access here
Future Research

It is anticipated that the Tinnitus E-Programme will undergo a full randomised controlled trial (RCT) - date TBA

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Tinnitus

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