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The TPA is focused on promoting a standard of care for tinnitus and sound sensitivity services by providing educational opportunities and support for practitioners.    The TPA is dedicated to the positive message that “something can be done” to improve the lives of those who suffer from tinnitus and sound sensitivity conditions.


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Access the following links to tinnitus and sound sensitivity national news events:

Articles and Publications from TPA Members
An Interview with Dr.Jennifer Gans by Academy of Doctors of Audiology regarding Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction  
"The Sound and the Fury: The Slightest Noises that Drive People Crazy" and "When annoying sounds spark major rage: Driven to distraction, and worse, by noise, misophonia sufferers seek a solution", Today Show NBC., September 8, 2011. Audiologist, Dr. Marsha Johnson, Au.D. contributes her professional expertise to this segment.

"When a Chomp or a Slurp is a Trigger For Outrage", by Joyce Cohen, NY Times, September 5, 2011. The article addresses the sound sensitivity disorder, misophonia. Audiologist, Dr. Marsha Johnson, Au.D. is a contributing professional on the article.

"Including Tinnitus Therapy in Your Practice", by Rich Magda, ADVANCE for Hearing Practice Management, highlights how one audiologist took a TPA Education Course and has implemented what she learned and has expanded the scope of her practice to include tinnitus treatment.

"Case Study: Hyperacusis with Phonophobia" by Dr. Natan Bauman, Ed.D., M.S., Eng., FAAA. Featured in ADVANCE for Hearing Practice Management, May 24, 2011. Dr. Bauman is director of the New England Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic and founder of the Tinnitus Practitioners Association.

The March/April 2011 issue of ADVANCE for Hearing Practice Managment features "When the Music Never Stops" written by TPA Education and Marketing Director and Audiologist, Merideth Eldridge, M.A., FAAA.

The September/October 2010 issue of ADVANCE for Audiologists Cover Story "Entrepreneurial Excellence" highlights Dr. Natan Bauman and his private practice, the Hearing, Balance and Speech Center. The article highlights Bauman’s various contributions and successes (as engineer, audiologist, entrepreneur, patented hearing aid inventor, and innovator) to the field of audiology.  Specific topics in the cover story are: Practice growth and development (from one office to five);  Bauman’s invention of the RITE style of hearing aid, the most popular style of hearing aid worn today; and a side story about his latest organization for tinnitus sufferers and practitioners, the Tinnitus Practitioners Association “TPA”. A photo tour of Dr. Bauman and the Hearing, Balance and Speech Center is also featured.

"Tinnitus Combined with Hyperacusis" by Marsha Johnson, Au.D. Featured in Advance for Audiologists-May/June 2010. Ms. Johnson is on the Advisory Board for the Tinnitus Practitioners Association and on the Board of Directors for the American Tinnitus Association. She treats tinnitus and hyperacusis patients in her private practice, the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic, Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

"Tinnitus Therapy Returns a Life" by Paula Schwartz, Au.D. Featured in Advance for Audiologists-March/April 2010. Ms. Schwartz is on the Advisory Board for the Tinnitus Practitioners Association. Her practice, Audiology Concepts, Inc, is located in South Edina, Minnesota.

"Tinnitus Treatment Saves a Marriage" by Janice Howard, MA, CCC-A. Featured in Advance for Audiologists-January/February 2010. Ms. Howard is a member of the TPA and practices tinnitus treatment at the New England Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic in Hamden, Connecticut.

Click here to view this CNN article and video featuring Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich who suffers from tinnitus. The article and video also features Atlanta Tinnitus Practitioner, Norma Mraz, Au.D.

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