George S. Osborne College of Audiology

Distance Education

Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Certificate Program

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of the Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Certificate Program are designed so that the graduates will:

  • Understand and learn to apply principles of auditory physiology and neuroscience as it relates to tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Learn the underlying scientific principles and clinical techniques in the assessment and diagnosis of tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Employ critical thinking skills in the assessment and management of persons presenting with tinnitus and hyperacusis, utilize an appropriate test battery for assessing tinnitus and hyperacusis, and utilize appropriate management procedures and outcome measures for these patients.
  • Develop the ability to compare and contrast existing intervention strategies for those with tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Develop insight into rehabilitation, management and counseling patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis and set realistic expectations for them.
  • Understand the practical considerations and nuances of setting up a tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment clinic.
  • Learn strategies and processes to develop a interprofessional approach to setting up tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment clinic.
  • Gain an understanding of research in tinnitus and hyperacusis using animal models and the interpretation and relevance of these models to human subjects.
  • Gain an understanding of hypotheses with respect to underlying neural generators and issues in auditory plasticity in tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Develop an understanding of current research on new treatment procedures involving electrical, acoustical, or a combination of electrical and acoustical intervention paradigms.
  • Understand the impact of various and drugs on tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Understand the public health, medical issues, and prospects for prevention in the management of tinnitus and hyperacusis.