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2019 TPA Associate Course

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Merideth Eldridge
Tinnitus Practitioners Association



Friday May 17,  8 am to 5 pm

Saturday May 18, 8 am to 4 pm


Hampton Inn Vanderbilt West End

1919 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203


Group room rate for the course is $ 189 per night for a King or 2 Queen beds.  Please call Morgan to make reservations 615-620-4861 and ask for the Tinnitus Practitioners Group rate. Or, email:

The cut-off date for the group rate is May 1.  

Breakfasts, wifi and parking are complimentary for hotel guests.  Transportation from the airport is not included although it is a short taxi ride.

Lunches and Friday night dinner (downtown honky tonk) are included with registration fee!  You are welcome to bring a guest with guest fee to the TPA.

**Join us for a Meet and Greet in the hotel lobby on Thursday (May 16) at 7 pm!** 

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TPA Associate* Course Abstract

Audiologists are uniquely qualified to provide tinnitus care, but, many are reluctant for a variety of reasons.  There are fears that they do not have the skills to help tinnitus patients, or, that they will not be financially rewarded for their services.  This practical course will empower audiologists to feel confident about their ability to provide basic care to their patients with tinnitus complaints.  A structured program of assessments and diagnostics will help the audiologist determine the patient classification and recommend a management plan or referral.  The ability to market and educate in their communities is an excellent opportunity to elevate and expand their practice and serve a population in search of care.

Course Instructors: Dr. Natan Bauman, Ed.D., M.S., Eng, FAAA and Merideth Eldridge, M.A., FAAA   Click here  for bios.

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the neurophysiologic structures of the auditory system which contribute to the presence of tinnitus 
  • Identify categories of tinnitus patients through comprehensive evaluation
  • Develop an individualized management plan or make appropriate referrals
  • Apply instructive and cognitive tinnitus counseling techniques
  • Choose and fit sound therapy devices including amplification and assistive sound therapy  
  • Promote their practice and provide basic tinnitus services and education in their communities 

Click here to view the Associate Course Time Ordered Outline

* The Associate Course is Part 1 of a recommended 2 courses.  The Fellow Course is part 2.  More information is available at > audiologists > educational opportunities



Registration Information

Course registration fees are listed on the registration form which is found by clicking on the "Register Now" button below.  Course fees cover the costs of the course materials, facility fees, adminstrative costs,  breaks and lunch (both days) and Friday night dinner!  Travel and lodging are not included.

To Register for the Course, click "Register Now".  Registration will not be complete until you hit submit and receive a confirmation message.

To view the evaluation and comments from previous TPA Associate Courses click here!

The 2-Day TPA Associate Course is accredited by the

American Academy of Audiology for 1.5 CEUs, Tier-1




The Tinnitus Practitioners Association is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  1.5 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

This Continuing Education activity represents 15 Tier 1 continuing education hours toward the American Board of Audiology recertification requirements.ABA logo