Celebrating a Milestone: My Journey to Becoming a Certificate Holder in Tinnitus Management (CH-TM)

07/03/2024 | Patient Resources, Tinnitus

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As an audiologist deeply committed to providing the best possible care for my patients, I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. 

I recently received my Certificate Holder-Tinnitus Management (CH-TM), a prestigious certification that only 45 audiologists in Texas hold. 

This achievement marks a significant milestone in my professional journey, allowing me to better serve those struggling with tinnitus and improve their quality of life. 

Understanding the Impact of Tinnitus 

Tinnitus, often described as a ringing, buzzing, or hissing sound in the ears, can be incredibly debilitating. It affects millions of people worldwide, disrupting their ability to concentrate, sleep, and enjoy daily activities. For many, tinnitus leads to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and even depression. This invisible condition can significantly impact one’s overall well-being and quality of life. 

Having grown up in a family where hearing, speech, and vision challenges were prevalent, I understand firsthand how communication barriers can affect relationships and mental health.  

My passion for audiology stems from these personal experiences, driving me to specialize in areas where I can make the most significant difference – tinnitus management being one of them. 

The Journey to CH-TM Certification 

Achieving the CH-TM represents rigorous training, extensive knowledge, and a commitment to providing specialized care. The certification process involved in-depth coursework, practical training, and passing a comprehensive exam. 

This journey has equipped me with advanced skills and strategies to help my patients manage their tinnitus more effectively. 

Tinnitus management is a multifaceted approach that includes counseling, sound therapy, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. By combining these methods, I can offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. 

This holistic approach aims to reduce the perception of tinnitus, alleviate symptoms, and improve overall well-being. 

Overcome Your Tinnitus 

Tinnitus is more than just an annoying noise; it’s a condition that can have profound effects on one’s life.

If you or a loved one is struggling with tinnitus, I encourage you to seek professional help. We are here to support you with the latest treatments and compassionate care. 

Feel free to reach out to us to schedule a consultation. Together, we can explore the best strategies for managing tinnitus and improving your quality of life. 

Thank you for trusting us with your hearing health. I look forward to continuing this journey with you, offering expert care and unwavering support. 

Tinnitus Management

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Dr. Anum K. Khan Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Anum Khan was raised in Dallas; she received her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Doctorate in Audiology degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her one-year externship at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Prior to joining Holland Hearing Center in Abilene, Dr. Khan dedicated seven years of her professional career to serving the Dallas community, where she recognized the growing demand for hearing care services in smaller cities. Dr. Khan is committed to providing compassionate and personalized hearing care by offering counseling, education, and support to individuals and families dealing with hearing loss. Furthermore, Dr. Khan acknowledges the prevailing issue of loneliness and isolation, as highlighted by the U.S. surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. In light of the current technological advancements and societal trends, Dr. Khan aims to combat this epidemic by enhancing communication between individuals and between different generations. Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with family especially her children, traveling, reading, and learning about arts and technology.

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