Hearing Instrument Specialist

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Program description - September 2021

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 hard of hearing. 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).

 

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  • Admission requirements for this program may be met by completing Conestoga's Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas. However, students wishing to pursue a degree after graduation from this diploma program should consider enrolling in a Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program to meet admission requirements.

Program details

Code: 1176
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2021
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2021, details will not be available until spring 2021.

4 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$5392.00
$12500.00
Ancillary Fees
$1186.16
$2436.16
Total Fees
$6578.16
$14936.16

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Winter 2021
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $18.40 - $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 - $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 - -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 - $84.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 - $20.95
ONE Card Fee $12.75 - $12.75
Student Services $50.65 - $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 - $142.75
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 - $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 - -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 - $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 - $5.00
Session Total $2103.58 $1348.00 $1778.58
Year Total     $6578.16

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International fee details

Description Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Winter 2021
International Program Tuition $6250.00 - $6250.00
Administration Fee $18.40 - $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 - $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 - -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 - $84.50
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 - -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 - $20.95
ISR $375.00 - $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 - $12.75
Student Services $50.65 - $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 - $142.75
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 - $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 - -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 - $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 - $5.00
Session Total $7880.58 - $7055.58
Year Total     $14936.16

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Kitchener – Doon

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