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The International Hearing Society is proud to present the

Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program

The Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program is a 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, management, 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.


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Who should participate?

This program is for hearing care practicioners* who want to:

  • expand their knowledge about tinnitus
  • develop new clinical skills for managing tinnitus
  • elevate their practice over the competition
  • improve outcomes for patients with tinnitus
  • increase tinnitus-related revenue

  • *Interested participants should review their state/provincial rules and regulations regarding permissible practices related to tinnitus management


    Why should I attend?

    The Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program provides an educational opportunity for hearing healthcare practitioners to advance and broaden their tinnitus knowledge and skills to help patients achieve successful outcomes in managing their tinnitus.

    Tinnitus Care Providers, holding the certificate from IHS, report seeing more tinnitus patients after earning the certificate and increased confidence in their ability to help their patients suffering from tinnitus.

    What will I learn?

    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 a development committee of subject matter experts.


    Physiology of Tinnitus
    • Common causes and mechanisms of tinnitus.
    • Relationship between hearing loss and tinnitus.

    Psychology of Tinnitus
    • Impact tinnitus can have on patients’ lives.

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    • Measurement and evaluation of tinnitus.

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    • Counseling techniques and approaches used to manage tinnitus.
    • Learn how hearing instruments may help mitigate some of the adverse impacts of tinnitus.
    • How an intervention with background noise and/or sound therapy devices can help patients with tinnitus

    Practice Organization

    • How to implement tinnitus care as part of a practice.


    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.

    Unlicensed apprentices and hearing healthcare professionals with less than two years of experience may attend the workshop and take the assessment. Upon completion of all requirements (licensure, 2 years post-licensure experience, attending the workshop, & passing the assessment), the certificate will be issued.


    This program is accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE is a leading developer of standards for both certification and certificate programs. It is both a provider of and a clearinghouse for information on trends in certification, test development and delivery, assessment-based certificate programs, and other information relevant to the credentialing industry.

    By choosing an accredited program, you demonstrate your commitment to quality practice patient/client safety, and continuing education. Visit the page on accreditation to learn more.

    Continuing Education Credit

    This program is approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit by the International Hearing Society, and is approved for 1.6 Tier 1 CEUs by the American Academy of Audiology. Visit the page on Continuing Education to learn more.


    Richard Tyler, PhD, MSc Professor
    University of Iowa

    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. His scientific work includes the quantification of tinnitus and the investigation of different treatments.

    Dr. Tyler sees tinnitus patients weekly and hosts the International Conference on the Management of the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Patient. He has edited The Tinnitus Handbook (2000), Tinnitus Treatments: Clinical Protocols (2006), and The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus (2008).


    Doug Lewis, JD, PhD, AuD, MBA
    President and CEO
    Excalibur Business Consultants

    Dr. Lewis is President and Owner of Excalibur Business Consultants, consulting in a wide range of areas involving healthcare, business, microenterprise development, and law. He works as a Consulting Clinical Audiologist for several entities and an ENT practice. He is active faculty for 9 universities, teaching in a wide variety of subjects such as law and ethics, business, healthcare, and more. He has been an integral instructor for IHS’s ACA program, and is the Chair of IHS’ education committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies.

    IHS is proud to be a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence in show of our support of the credentialing community and our commitment to strive for excellence in our certificate programs
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