MacEwan University

Hearing Aid Practitioner

Program Information

School:MacEwan University
Faculty:Faculty of Health & Community Studies
Degree:Diploma; Distance
Field of Study:Hearing Instrument Specialist
Description: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.
URL:Hearing Aid Practitioner at MacEwan University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,534

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Distance delivery education on a home study basis. Fees $160 per credit.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have an Alberta high school diploma (or equivalent) OR applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses: ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2, one Group A or C course, and two Group A, B, C or D courses or any 33-level course. Applicants must complete the Skills Appraisal only if they do not present ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent or ELA 30-2 with a minimum grade of 75 percent. Applicants must complete the math portion of Skills Appraisal only if they do not present a 20 level Math course (or equivalent) with minimum grade of 50 percent.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 21, 2015