Advancing a standard of excellence in tinnitus and sound sensitivity care

2020 TPA Fellow Course

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Merideth Eldridge
Tinnitus Practitioners Association


Amazing venue!  Magnificent Maui!

Course Dates and Location  

 Friday Jan. 17 and Saturday Jan. 18, 2020

Royal Lahaina Resort

2780 Kekaa Drive

Lahaina, HI 96761



To make hotel reservations call toll free 800-222-5642 or Email : 

No group rate is available for this event. Several special offers are availble through the Royal Lahaina or other resort hotels nearby.

Self-Parking will be available for $10 per day.

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 Fellow Course Abstract

The purpose of the program is to provide advanced education for audiologists 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



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, administrative 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 Fellow 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