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Hearing Instrument Specialist

Ontario College Diploma
Program Code:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Accelerated Delivery:
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

This two-year diploma program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to practice evidence-informed hearing healthcare and to function as an integral member of the interprofessional health care team. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the necessary patient-focused skills to manage the needs of the hearing impaired. The program provides a rich learning environment that utilizes classroom education, laboratory simulation, various interprofessional exercises, and clinical exposure to hone competency. The course work is designed to ensure the student is capable to assess hearing and provide hearing patients with appropriate rehabilitation options - in particular, the selection and fitting of today's technologically-advanced hearing aids. Additionally, the course work will prepare the student to manage minor hearing aid and earmold repairs and modifications. It will prepare students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and critical thinking ability for proficiency within a hearing healthcare environment. After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write national/provincial examinations and to complete 1000 hours of supervised internship through the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners (AHIP).
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus
SEP,  2017 Doon Wait List
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