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TPA Associate Course
November 30 - December 1, 2012


Merideth Eldridge
Tinnitus Practitioners Association

Nov. 30-Dec 1

New Orleans, LA

Travel and Lodging Info

Hotel Provincial                                                               1024 Rue Chartres                                                             New Orleans, LA  70116

Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, the Hotel Provincial is located just blocks from world-famous Bourbon and Royal Streets and convenient to the central downtown business district and the Convention Center.

Our Conference Rates are as follows:

  • Single and Double Rooms: $129/night
  • Triple Rooms: $149/night
  • Quad Rooms: $169/night

All rooms are subject to 13% tax and $1.00 occupancy tax per room night and require a two-night minimum length stay.  Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel at (504)-581-4995 or (800) 535-7922.  Ask for Margie Kaufman and indicate that you are with the Tinnitus Practitioners Assoc. group to get the reduced group rate. 

New Orleans is serviced by Louis Armstrong Intenational Airport (MSY).  For ground transportation information, click here

Parking at the hotel is available on-site for $24/ day with in and out privileges.

If you will be arriving the evening before the course starts, there will be a casual welcome reception.  Check the appropriate line on the registration form to let us know whether you will be attending.

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Associate Level 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

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


Registration Information

Space is Limited!  

Course Fees are $750 for non TPA Members.  Course fees are listed on the registration application which is found by clicking on the blue "Register Now" button below.  Course fees cover the costs of the course materials, facility fees, adminstrative costs, breakfast (both days), breaks (both days), lunch (both days), and Friday night dinner (location is TBD). 

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

 This 2-Day Course is accredited by the American Academy of Audiology for 1.5 CEUs, Tier-1. 

Discover why your colleagues are RAVING about the course! 


"Excellent and very useful practical information that I can use right away."

 "Fantastic course: I feel motivated to apply techniques to my tinnitus population."

 "This has been great!! Well worth the course fee!!!!"

 "So good...I want do another course and I'd recommend it for others!"  


 Click here to read how one attendee has utilized what she has learned in the course to enhance her clinic and offer tinnitus services. 

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 does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. 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 logoAAA CEU Logo