Honorary roles

Find out about our honorary roles.

Don McFerran


Don is an ENT Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in otology and, in particular, tinnitus.

After 37 years, he retired from clinical practice at the end of 2019 but retains teaching and research commitments. He has published widely on a diverse range of ENT topics and has co-authored two tinnitus books - one textbook for professionals and one self-help book for people with tinnitus and hyperacusis.

He enjoys cookery, woodwork and hill walking, though his current domicile in East Anglia does limit the opportunities for the latter pursuit!

Sandy Grimes

Vice President

Sandy has been an Audiologist in the NHS over 30 years. She trained as a Hearing Therapist in 2000.

Sandy developed Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s tinnitus service and has since developed group information sessions for new patients as well as sharing knowledge and experience nationally.

Sandy’s main interest is patient centred management of auditory problems including tinnitus and hyperacusis, using a “toolbag” of management styles and options currently available, including CBT skills and mindfulness in relaxation.