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)