Types of Membership
Associate Members have taken the TPA Associate Course or a minimum of at least one recognized post formal tinnitus training course and has a minimum of six months experience working with tinnitus patients.
Fellow Members have taken extensive coursework which may or may not include the TPA Fellow Course in tinnitus and sound sensitivity treatment and have at least 1 year experience working with these conditions.
Allied Health Professionals are psychologists and numerous professionals who work with audiologists in a team approach to tinnitus and sound sensitivity treatment.
Students are audiology students that have an interest in tinnitus rehabilitation and wish to take advantage of educational and practicum opportunities.
Benefits of Membership
Advancing a standard of excellence in tinnitus and sound sensitivity care
In our effort to promote audiologists as providers of care for these common conditions, it is very important that we also provide a framework for professional care, continuing education and support services which encourage our members to provide the excellence in standard of care that our patients deserve.
Come together with colleagues that have a common interest and expertise in the specialized field of tinnitus and sound sensitivity rehabilitation. Participate in webinars and discussion groups to share information, experiences and professional concerns. Participate in tinnitus related educational opportunities and facilitate student training.
Receive referrals from an organization that has established a certified network of professionals. The TPA promotes a certified network of practitioners to hearing related professionals, allied professionals, physicians and the public. The membership directory is available to anyone searching for specialized care via the TPA website. Specific requests are available with response from qualified audiologists. Members can connect their websites to the TPA.
All national/international tinnitus/ssd related continuing education opportunities are promoted. TPA sponsored Educational courses and conferences offer significant discounts to TPA members. When a TPA member has taken a TPA training course, that member is allowed to "re-take" the same course with no tuition charge an unlimited number of times.
Numererous support services are available to TPA members. Mentoring and professional support services are available to assist in implementation of services. Resources including forms, questionnaires, inventories, books, Professional and consumer education and marketing materials are available for free or minimal costs.
TPA Sound Solutions is a program designed to provide up to date sound therapy product information to TPA members. Manufacturers of sound therapy products are encouraged to participate through TPA webinar presentations, advertising, TPA course and conference presentations and joint marketing programs.
Research, legislation and advocacy
As a concerned group, we can advocate for our patients by creating a greater voice for professional and public awareness of tinnitus/ssd rehabilitation, move the legislative process in favor of our professional goals and support the efforts of ongoing research. New members to the TPA (first full year of paid membership) will also receive one year membership to the American Tinnitus Association. The TPA supports the research efforts of the ATA in various programs throughout the year.