Advancing a standard of excellence in tinnitus and sound sensitivity care

2018 TPA Fellow Course

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Merideth Eldridge
Tinnitus Practitioners Association


Course Dates and Location  

  June 21-June23, 2018

Embassy Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale

1100 SE 17th Street Causeway

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316


he TPA Group Rate at the hotel  is $149 per night plus state and local taxes. Closing date for the group rate is May 17, 2018.  The rates are offered Thursday through Saturday.

Click Here for the hotel reservation link or call directly (800-362-2779) and ask for the Tinnitus Practitioners Association group rate.

The hotel is located 2 miles from the Ft. Lauderdale airport.  The hotel shuttle is $9 each way. If you are driving, daily self parking is available for $9 per day, or $22 overnight self parking. 

Complimentary breakfast is available each day for hotel guests. 

For additional hotel and travel information click here for the hotel website

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TPA Fellow Course Abstract

The purpose of the program is to provide advanced education for audiologits that have a sincere interest in working with patients that have sound sensitivity conditions and/or severe tinnitus.  The program addresses the unique complications these patients encounter.  Following the screening and evaluation process, audiologists will be able to develop an individualized management plan with includes instructive and cognitive counseling, appropriate sound therapy and validation of treatment. The audiolgist will receive support services to aid them in working with these often challenging patients.

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

Learner Outcomes

  • List common characteristics of the debilitated tinnitus and the sound sensitive patient
  • Describe the neurophysiologic structures of the auditory and central nervous system that contribute the the presence of severe tinnitus 
  • Identify and categorize sound sensitivity conditions with or without tinnitus and/or hearing loss
  • Identify concomitant conditions and exacerbating circumstances
  • Apply instructive and cognitive tinnitus and sound sensitivity counseling techniques
  • Choose appropriate sound therapy devices for individualized treatment
  • List support and referral services

Click here to view the Fellow Course Time Ordered Outline 

The Course begins Thursday night June 21 at 5 pm!


Registration Information

Course fees are listed on the registration application which is found by clicking on the Register Now" button below.  Course fees cover the costs of the course materials, facility fees, adminstrative costs, Thursday buffet dinner, Friday lunch and Friday night dinner!  

You will be able to also register for the TPA Real World: Case Studies workshop which immediately follows the Fellow Course!  For more information about the Case Studies workshop click here!

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

 The TPA Fellow Course has been approved 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