In December 2017, the American Board of Audiology (ABA) met with a consultant for a “certification reboot” retreat. Our intention was to look at the programs we offer and develop a roadmap for the future. After several days of intense discussions, the group concluded that business as usual is not optimal. We want, instead, to enhance the certification programs to maximize their value and impact for the profession of audiology. Our renewed vision this year focused on identifying changes and additional efforts needed for our “reboot.” The ABA will report more on this work in future columns.
Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Board Certification, Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC)
Part 2 of the Certificate Holder–Tinnitus Management (CH-TM) program began in July 2018, providing the final step for audiologists wishing to earn a credential that reflects the requisite knowledge necessary for the management of tinnitus patients. The CH-TM is an assessment-based certificate program that uses evidence-based instructional design principles to ensure efficient learning and retention of the information presented in the course. This online self-study course offers a learning program supplemented with a toolbox of resources.
Topic(s): certificate holder-tinnitus management (CH-TM), Tinnitus, American Board of Audiology (ABA)