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2018 TPA Associate Course

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Merideth Eldridge
Tinnitus Practitioners Association



Friday July 13,  8 am to 5 pm

Saturday July 14, 8 am to 3 pm


Embassy Suites by Hilton

Minneapolis Airport

7901 34th Ave. South

Bloomington, MN 55425


Group room rate for the course is $ 159 per night for a King bed or $179 for 2 Queen beds.  You can call the hotel directly (952-854-1000) and ask for the Tinnitus Practitioners Group rate.  The cut-off date for the group rate is June 21, 2018Click here for the group link to make hotel reservations.

Breakfast and evening receptions are complimentary for hotel guests.  For more information about the hotel and travel........ click here for the hotel website. If you wish to make hotel reservations through the website or calling the hotel directly,  the group code is TNP

Airport shuttle is complimentary.


*****Join us for a Meet and Greet at the complimentary hotel evening reception on Thursday June 19! ****** 

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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

To View 2018 TPA Schedule of Courses and Conferences Click Here!


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