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Progressive Tinnitus Management, Part 1 (.3 CEUs; ABA Certificants: Tier 1)

Recorded On: 08/12/2012

Progressive Tinnitus Management, Part 1

This web seminar is one of a two part series; See Progressive Tinnitus Management, Part 2

Duration: 180 Minutes

Presenters: James Henry, PhD; Tara Zaugg, AuD; Paula Myers, PhD; Caroline Schmidt, PhD

CEUs: .3 CEUs


Tier 1 Credits available

Who Should Attend: All Audiologists

Instructional Level: Introductory
Program Focus: Skills

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the Web seminar will be able to:
1. Describe the rationale and overview of levels of clinical care for Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM)
2. Conduct Levels 1-2 of PTM in the clinic
3. Administer and interpret results of the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey
4. Conduct a PTM Level 2 Audiologic Evaluation and identify patients who require tinnitus-specific intervention

Description: Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) is a comprehensive tinnitus management program that includes five levels of clinical care:
(1) Triage,
(2) Audiologic Evaluation,
(3) Group Education,
(4) Interdisciplinary Evaluation,
(5) Individualized Support.

In this eAudiology Web seminar: (1) background and definitions relating to tinnitus will be described; (2) an overview of PTM will be presented; (3) levels 1 and 2 of PTM will be presented in detail, with the focus on explaining the clinical procedures involved in conducting the protocol; and (4) the Sound Tolerance Evaluation and Management (STEM) protocol, which is used for treating patients for hyperacusis, will be described.

James A. Henry, PhD is a certified audiologist with a doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience. He works as a VA Research Career Scientist at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located at the Portland, Oregon VA Medical Center, and is a Research Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University. He has been at the VA for 25 years, and has conducted tinnitus research for 20 years. His research focuses on the development of standardized protocols for clinical assessment and management of tinnitus, and conducting randomized clinical trials to assess outcomes of different methods of tinnitus intervention.

Paula Myers, PhD is Chief of the Audiology Section and Cochlear Implant Coordinator at the Tampa VA Hospital and is an Assistant Professor at University of South Florida. She has been at the VA for 23 years. Her expertise and research focuses on development of audiology educational materials, tinnitus management, traumatic brain injury and auditory rehabilitation. Chaired the National Audiology Patient Education Workgroup and Southern Professional Standard Board. Former teacher of the Deaf and Deaf-Blind.

Caroline J. Schmidt, PhD (formerly Caroline J. Kendall, PhD) is a licensed Research Psychologist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Connecticut and Associate Research Scientist at Yale University. She received her doctorate at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC in 2004 and has worked at the VA since 2005. Her interests include behavioral interventions for tinnitus, as well as understanding psychiatric and medical comorbidities among Veterans with tinnitus.

Tara Zaugg, AuD is a licensed, certified, and clinically-privileged research audiologist employed at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), located at the Portland, Oregon VA Medical Center. Through her involvement in tinnitus clinical trials at the NCRAR, she has 11 years of experience with tinnitus assessment and management, and in the training of audiologists to perform tinnitus management.


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