A Growing Profession
The hearing healthcare industry is dynamic and evolving, and due to the rapidly aging population, well-trained hearing aid practitioners are in demand in most areas of Canada and internationally. Public awareness of hearing loss and the benefits of using hearing aids is currently growing.
Though technology is a large component in the field, hearing healthcare is fundamentally about building relationships and enhancing quality of life. Hearing aid practitioners usually work in private hearing aid dispensing businesses either self-employed or with other professionals. Hearing aid manufacturers also employ hearing aid practitioners in a number of roles. Hearing aid practitioners are paid salary and/or commission depending on the structure and operation of the business. After graduation, legislation in many jurisdictions requires hearing aid practitioners to obtain and maintain a professional license to practice.
Graduates of the Hearing Aid Practitioner program are employed across Canada, in the United States and overseas.
Canadian provinces, American states, and international jurisdictions all have different requirements for professional practice as a hearing aid dispensing professional. Most jurisdictions require or prefer a diploma as a minimum educational standard; many jurisdictions also set additional requirements for registration or licensure. To learn about the requirements for a specific jurisdiction, contact the local professional college, association or government.