Hearing Instrument Specialist is a three-year, six-semester advanced diploma program that has been graduating qualified hearing professionals for over 20 years.
As our population ages, there is greater demand for highly qualified hearing instrument specialists who can provide a client-centred approach to better hearing health care. Our vision is to be the leader in preparing hearing professionals with applied and academic skills and competencies.
Students will develop clinical skills that will enable them to not only test hearing, but to select and fit hearing aids.
Graduates will have a strong foundation in the theory and skills related to the hearing instrument sciences, such as:
- audiometric testing
- hearing aid technology
The curriculum offers significant opportunities for applied learning. To help prepare our graduates for employment, we offer additional courses that cover key contemporary topics including:
- health promotion
- business management
Have an Existing Credential?
Applicants who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree or a diploma in a Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or a related field, with an overall average of B minus (or 2.7 GPA or 70%) may be considered for advanced standing into the third semester of the program.
Clinical or field education in semesters three, four, five and six.
Students spend part of Semester 6 at both an internal and external field education experience.
External field education generally occurs in the broader Greater Toronto Area, so travel will be required. Students should be aware that field education opportunities may be located anywhere within the province, especially if suitable opportunities cannot be found in Toronto and surrounding areas. Students are responsible for travel and other associated costs related to external field education opportunities.
Students are responsible for finding their own field experience opportunities but will be supported in this process by program faculty.