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CH-TM Program Information

Certificate Holder—Tinnitus Management (CH-TM™)

While there are clinical guidelines for managing people with tinnitus, there remains a lack of standardization in field.  The American Board of Audiology (ABA) has developed the CH-TM program to provide audiologists with the foundation knowledge needed to ensure quality care.  The program reflects the current evidence and experience of a diverse group of experts in the field and offers practical information to integrate into a variety of practice settings.

Learn About:

  • Different types and characteristics of tinnitus
  • Prevalence of tinnitus in the United State and globally
  • Different theories of tinnitus etiology
  • Assessment approaches and intervention techniques
  • Practice Management and business considerations
  • How to assess the results of a comprehensive audiological evaluation as a basis for clinical decision making for a patient with tinnitus
  • Varied approaches that may be used as intervention for patients with tinnitus
  • How to educate and collaborate with patients and other providers to develop a management plan for patients with tinnitus
  • The characteristics and prevalence of DST along with assessment approaches and treatment techniques

Program Description

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. It is an online self-study program where the learning is supplemented with a toolbox of resources.

Part 1: Foundations of Tinnitus Management

Module 1- Tinnitus Definitions & Theoretical Foundations, identifies the different types and characteristics of tinnitus, its prevalence in the US and globally, and different theories of its etiology.

Module 2 – Management of the Patient with Tinnitus, provides a snapshot of the experience of tinnitus, along with a broad synopsis of assessment approaches, intervention techniques, and practice management considerations.

Module 3 – Business Management Considerations, discusses the unique demands and business factors associated with integrating tinnitus and DST services into an audiology practice.

Part 2: Tinnitus Management Principles in Practice

Module 4- Audiological Evaluation of the Patient with Tinnitus, teaches how to assess the results of a comprehensive audiological evaluation as a basis for clinical decision-making for a patient with tinnitus.

Module 5 – Tinnitus Intervention Techniques reviews varied approaches that may be used as intervention for patients with tinnitus, including indications for use, benefits, and limitations of each technique.

Module 6 – Management Plan for the Patient with Tinnitus, teaches how to educate and collaborate with patients and other providers to develop a management plan for a patient with tinnitus

Module 7 – Management of the Patient with Decreased Sound Tolerance summarizes the characteristics and prevalence of DST along with assessment approaches, treatment techniques, and practice management considerations for these patients.

The CH-TM Participant Handbook contains more in-depth information on the program.

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  • CH-TM Part 1: Foundations of Tinnitus Management

    Contains 11 Component(s), 0.60 credits offered

    Module 1 - Tinnitus Definitions & Theoretical Foundations Module 2 - Management of the Patient with Tinnitus Module 3- Business Management Considerations

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    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.  It is an online self-study program where the learning is supplemented with a toolbox of valuable resources.

    Successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2 within 18-months is required to earn the CH-TM Certificate.

    CERTIFICATE HOLDER—TINNITUS MANAGEMENT (CH-TM)

    Part One: Foundations of Tinnitus Management

    Module 1 - Tinnitus Definitions and Theoretical Foundations (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), identifies the different types and characteristics of tinnitus, its prevalence in the United States and globally, and different theories of its etiology.

    Module 2 - Management of the Patient with Tinnitus (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), provides a snapshot of the experience of tinnitus, along with a broad synopsis of assessment approaches, intervention techniques, and practice management considerations.

    Module 3- Business Management Considerations (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), discusses the unique demands and business factors associated with  integrating tinnitus and DST services into an audiology practice.

    Additional information about the CH-TM program can be found in the CH-TM Participant Handbook.

    *Please note that the modules are best viewed in Firefox and or Chrome. (Though, all modules will work in any browser).

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    CH-TM Development-Level Underwriter:

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    CH-TM Module-Level Support: Plural Publishing

    CH-TM Education Program Disclaimer: Part 1 of the CH-TM program is worth a maximum of  0.6 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

    About Third Party Links on Our Site

    The CH-TM Program Toolbox links to other third-party sites.  These links are provided for your convenience.  When you click on these links, you will leave the CH-TM program and will be redirected to another sites.  These sites are not under the control of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)/American Board of Audiology (ABA).

    The AAA/ABA is not responsible for the content of third party websites.  The sites and materials linked have not been formally reviewed by the Academy.  The Academy does not endorse or guarantee the information provided on third party sites.  By leaving the AAA/ABA website, you accept the risk that the information may be incomplete, inaccurate and/or may not meet your needs.

  • CH-TM Part 2: Tinnitus Management Principles in Practice

    Contains 15 Component(s), 0.80 credits offered

    Module 4: Audiological Evaluation of the Patient with Tinnitus Module 5: Tinnitus Intervention Options Module 6: Management Plan for the Patient with Tinnitus Module 7: Management of the Patient with Decreased Sound Tolerance


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    CH-TM is an assessment-based certificate program that uses evidence-based instructional design principles to ensure efficient learning and retention of the information.  It is an online self-study program where the learning is supplemented with a toolbox of resources.


    Successful completion of Part 1 AND Part 2 within 18-months is required to earn the CH-TM certificate.

    CH-TM Part 2: Tinnitus Management Principles in Practice

    Module 4 - Audiological Evaluation of the Patient with Tinnitus (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), teaches how to assess the results of a comprehensive audiological evaluation as a basis for clinical decision making for a patient with tinnitus.

    Module 5 - Tinnitus Intervention Techniques (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), reviews varied approaches that may be used as intervention for patients with tinnitus, including indications for use, benefits, and limitations of each technique.

    Module 6 - Management Plan for the Patient with Tinnitus (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), teaches how to educate and collaborate with patients and other providers to develop a management plan for a patient with tinnitus.

    Module 7 - Management of the Patient with Decreased Sound Tolerance (0.2 AAA/ Tier 1 CEUs), summarize the characteristics and prevalence of DST along with assessment approaches, treatment techniques, and practice management considerations for these patients.


    Additional information about the CH-TM program can be found in the CH-TM Participant Handbook.

    *Please note that the modules are best viewed in Firefox and Chrome. (Though, all modules will work in any browser).

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    CH-TM Development-Level Underwriter:

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    CH-TM Module-Level Support: Plural Publishing

    CH-TM Education Program Disclaimer: Part 2 of the CH-TM program is worth a maximum of  0.8 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

    About Third Party Links on Our Site

    The CH-TM Program Toolbox links to other third-party sites.  These links are provided for your convenience.  When you click on these links, you will leave the CH-TM program and will be redirected to another site.  These sites are not under the control of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)/ American Board of Audiology (ABA). 

    Also, please be aware that the security and privacy policies of these sites may be different than AAA/ABA policies.

    The American Academy of Audiology/ American Board of Audiology is not responsible for the content of third party websites. The sites and materials linked have not been formally reviewed by the Academy.  The Academy does not endorse or guarantee the information provided on third party sites.  By leaving the AAA/ABA website, you accept the risk that the information may be incomplete, inaccurate and/or may not meet your needs.