What constitutes sufficient training for audiologists interested in providing Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?
There is a 3-day course which teaches the basics of the neurophysiological model. The true clinical experience comes with taking many patients through this protocol, so it may take a couple of years to develop clinical expertise. Audiologists are, in my opinion, the ideal professional to treat this population, in terms of evaluation, directive counseling, and instrument fitting.
Susan Gold was appointed to the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1977. She joined the University of Maryland Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center when it was founded by Pawel Jastreboff in 1990, and is currently the Senior Audiologist and Clinical Coordinator.
Now responsible for evaluation, directive counseling, instrument fitting, and specialized follow up services, she also lectures to audiologists and otolaryngologists about clinical management of tinnitus and hyperacusis using Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). In addition, she is involved in clinical research in the areas of tinnitus, hyperacusis, and auditory gain.
Ms. Gold is clinically certified in both Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology and is a member of ASHA, AAA, MD Academy of Audiology, American Auditory Society, and the British Society of Audiology.
Susan L. Gold, M.A., CCC SLP/A
Senior Audiologist / Clinical Coordinator
University of Maryland Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center
University of Maryland Professional Building Suite 370
419 W. Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410 328 1279
Fax: 410 328 5690