The Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program is a new two-day workshop and assessment to learn how to help your patients with tinnitus. This comprehensive curriculum focuses on tinnitus patient care involving physiology, psychology, measurement, treatment and practice organization. A Tinnitus Care Provider certificate will be awarded only to those participants who attend the workshop and meet the passing standard of the assessment.
This program is for hearing care practitioners* who want to advance their knowledge and clinical skills to help people suffering from tinnitus, and who are licensed as a hearing aid specialist (or hearing instrument practitioner), audiologist, and have at least two (2) years of clinical experience post-licensure.
Students in the hearing healthcare profession may attend the workshop and sit for the assessment. Upon obtaining licensure and completing a minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience, they will be awarded the Tinnitus Care Provider certificate.
*Interested participants should review their state/provincial rules and regulations regarding permissible practices related to tinnitus management
The Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program provides and educational opportunity for hearing healthcare practitioners to advance and broaden their tinnitus knowledge and skills to help patient achieve successful outcomes in managing their tinnitus.
Candidates seeking the certificate must be licensed, registered or certified hearing healthcare professionals
with a minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience post-licensure.
Both licensed, registered or certified hearing healthcare professionals with less than two (2) years of experience, and students in the hearing healthcare profession may attend the program and sit for the exam. Upon obtaining licensure and completing a minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience, they will be awarded the Tinnitus Care Provider certificate.
IHS will apply for accreditation through the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE is a leading
developer of standards for both certification and certificate programs and it is both a provider of and a
clearing house for information on trends in certification, test development and delivery, assessment-
based certificate programs, and other information relevant to the credentialing industry. A Tinnitus
Care Provider certificate will be awarded only to those participants who attend the workshop and
meet the passing standard of the assessment. Certificates will be disseminated beginning March 15, 2017.
This program is approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit by the International
Hearing Society, and is approved for 1.6 CEUs by the American Academy of Audiology.
The International Hearing Society, along with Dr. Richard Tyler, PhD, MSc, have collaborated to develop this high- level educational program. The core curriculum presented is based upon Dr. Tyler’s 30 years of tinnitus research and tested protocols and expanded by the development committee of subject matter experts.
Dr. Tyler is a clinical audiologist and a psychoacoustician. He teaches at the University of Iowa and has been directing research projects on tinnitus and cochlear implants for over 25 years. Tyler has edited three books on tinnitus and has hosted an annual tinnitus management conference for the last 24 years.
Rich’s scientific work includes the quantification of tinnitus, necessary for its investigation, as well as the investigation of different treatments. Dr. Tyler sees tinnitus patients weekly, and hosts an annual Tinnitus Treatment Conference. He has edited The Tinnitus Handbook (2000), Tinnitus Treatments: Clinical Protocols Tyler, R.S. (Ed.). (2006), and The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus (2008).