Membership is open to those audiologists who have been awarded at least a Masters
degree in audiology or the equivalent from a regionally accredited institute of
higher learning and are licensed by a state to practice audiology. In addition,
audiologists will have had to successfully complete a recognized tinnitus training
course/seminar. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, applicants who are 2007 or later graduates
entering the field of audiology must hold a Doctoral degree with a major in audiology
from a regionally accredited institute of higher learning. 2006 or earlier graduates
may apply with at least a Masters degree. ALL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE PENDING
UNTIL APPROVED BY THE ASSOCIATION’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Membership categories are assigned by the level of expertise of the applicant.
Associate Membership (Associate Members have taken the TPA Associate
Course or a minimum of one TPA approved post formal education tinnitus course/seminar
and have a minimum of six months experience with tinnitus patients.)
Fellow Membership (Fellow Members have taken extensive post formal
education tinnitus coursework which may or may not include the TPA Fellow Course
and have extensive experience working with tinnitus and sound sensitivity patients.