The American Board of Audiology (ABA) continues its expansion of services to meet the needs and requests of audiologists. Based on feedback obtained from the profession, the ABA Board of Governors had identified a purpose for targeted assessment-based certificate training for audiologists interested in bridging gaps in their education. Needs assessment surveys of audiologists further revealed the greatest demand for training as preceptors, and also focused training in specialty areas of clinical management.
Topic(s): American Board of Audiology (ABA), Certificate Holder-Audiology Preceptor (CH-AP), certificate holder-tinnitus management (CH-TM)
While some audiologists have been conducting tinnitus management since the 1970s, organized clinical tinnitus treatment programs are a relatively new specialty with an evolving literature base. There are clinical guidelines for managing patients with tinnitus; however, there remains a lack of standardization in the field and varied approaches to management.
Topic(s): Tinnitus, American Board of Audiology (ABA), certificate holder-tinnitus management (CH-TM)
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)