George S. Osborne College of Audiology
Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Certificate Program
The 10.5 semester credit online Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Certificate Program is designed to:
- Provide specialized training to expand clinician’s knowledge of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (hypersensitivity to sound).
- Enhance the skills and expertise necessary to obtain a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the pathology and consequences of tinnitus and hyperacusis.
- Bring the professional up to date on the contemporary evidence that provides scientific support for treatment decisions for those with tinnitus and hyperacusis.
- Fourth-year audiology clinical doctoral (AuD) students who are at an externship site with an established tinnitus and hyperacusis center. A letter of support is required from the program director.
This Advanced Studies Certificate Program is intended for those professionals who are currently working with, or expect to work with, this distinct population of patients, and who would like to augment their professional skills and earn credentials to advance their career in the specialized fields of tinnitus and hyperacusis. The comprehensive curriculum covers the following areas:
- The Neuroscience of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
- Assessment Techniques in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
- Rehabilitation and Management of the Tinnitus Patient.
- Clinical Models for the Management of the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Patient.
- A Critical Review of Research in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
- Public Health and Professional Issues Linked to Tinnitus.
The program will provide a framework for best practices in the assessment and management of tinnitus and hyperacusis. The program is composed of six courses, taught sequentially. Students will be required to complete and pass all six courses to earn the Graduate Certificate. This online program will offer both depth and breadth of instruction, emphasizing materials and methods to provide the framework for best clinical practices in the provision of tinnitus and hyperacusis services.
This program is offered for certificate (matriculated) students who take the entire course of study, and also for non-certificate students, who desire to take only individual courses. With the limited enrollment for the program, matriculated students will have priority in admissions over non-certificate students.