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2019 TPA Associate Course

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Merideth Eldridge
Tinnitus Practitioners Association

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Course Dates and Location  

 Friday Jan. 18 and Saturday Jan. 19, 2019

Royal Lahaina Resort

2780 Kekaa Drive

Lahaina, HI 96761


To make hotel reservations call toll free 800-222-5642 or Email :   A two night deposit will be required.  

Aiport Code: (OGG) Kahului

Shuttle to Hotel: for reservations click here

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

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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 neurophysiology of the auditory and non-auditory structures 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 audiologic 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 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,  breaks (both days), lunch (both days), and the fun Friday night dinner!  

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 Hawaii 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