|Faculty:||Faculty of Health & Community Studies
|Field of Study:||Hearing Instrument Specialist
|Description:||Communication is important in all aspects of life. When communication with family, friends or on the job becomes difficult due to hearing loss, hearing aid practitioners are there to help. Hearing aid practitioners (also called hearing instrument specialists) work with adult clients, in businesses that sell hearing aids and assistive listening devices. They test hearing ability, select appropriate hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices for clients to purchase, and provide ongoing counseling and support to clients for their hearing and communication needs.
The Hearing Aid Practitioner program is only offered by distance delivery, giving students the opportunity to get their education without moving away from family, friends, jobs and commitments. To complete coursework, students use a written curriculum supplemented by textbook readings and online multimedia resources, online discussions with classmates and instructors, and individualized support from instructors. To demonstrate competency in course learning outcomes, students complete written and practical assignments, quizzes and exams.
|Cost per year:*||
This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Distance delivery education on a home study basis.