Hearing Aid Practitioner Diploma
Faculty of Health and Community Studies
Department of Allied Health and Human Performance
Hearing Aid Practitioners
Hearing aid practitioners evaluate hearing ability, select, fit and sell hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and provide counseling and support to adult hearing aid and/ or assistive device users. They generally work in and/or own hearing aid dispensing businesses, but can also work for hearing aid manufacturing companies.
Hearing aid practitioners are regulated and/or licensed in most provinces in Canada. In order to maintain their professional status, hearing aid practitioners must abide by a code of ethics, demonstrate competence, and participate in ongoing continuing education activities required for professionals in their jurisdiction.
The Hearing Aid Practitioner Program
The program is a 60-credit, distance-delivery diploma with 19 courses required for graduation. Full-time students complete the program in two years, while part-time students may take up to seven years to complete program requirements.
Students are provided with curriculum materials online and purchase textbooks and other learning resources to supplement the online curriculum. Contact with instructors and other students is provided through asynchronous interaction online within classes; individual instructor support is provided upon request.
Students must have Internet access (high-speed access is recommended) because most courses require online interaction with the instructor and other students. Assignments are submitted online, and exams and quizzes are all completed online.
To complete practical assignments in HAPR 102, HAPR 103, HAPR 111, HAPR 203, HAPR 114 courses, students either attend labs at MacEwan University in Edmonton or they must find a local licensed professional and complete and submit the Hearing Aid Practitioner Program Tutor/Field Placement Approval Request Form to the program office for approval prior to the start of each course. Attendance at the university is mandatory for 10 days in the Year II Term V for courses HAPR 204 and HAPR 211 (Winter term) to complete labs in the final hearing testing and hearing aid courses. In Year II Term VI, students must find a local clinic, complete and submit a new Hearing Aid Practitioner Program Tutor/Field Placement Approval Request Form to the program office prior to the start of the course for field placement site approval. Students are required to complete at least 180 hours of supervised hearing aid dispensing work in an approved (by the program) clinic with an approved (by the program) professional.
Trained hearing aid practitioners are in high demand in Canada and internationally.
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Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
Program of Study
|HAPR 101||Bioacoustics of Human Hearing 1||3|
|HAPR 102||Hearing Testing I||2|
|HAPR 103||Hearing Instrument Technology I 1||4|
|Three credits of university English (includes WRIT 101)||3|
|HAPR 105||Customer Relations and Communications 1||3|
|HAPR 110||Hearing Disorders 1||2|
|HAPR 111||Hearing Testing II 1||4|
|HAPR 202||Aural Rehabilitation I||3|
|HAPR 114||Professional Practice 1||4|
|HAPR 104||The Aging Client 1||3|
|HAPR 201||Interviewing and Counselling 1||3|
|HAPR 203||Hearing Instrument Technology II||4|
|HAPR 210||Aural Rehabilitation II 1||3|
|HAPR 108||Business Management 1||3|
|HAPR 112||Professional Responsibilities 1||3|
|HAPR 204||Hearing Testing III 1||2|
|HAPR 211||Hearing Instrument Technology III 1||4|
|HAPR 212||Field Placement 1||4|
The minimum passing grade for this course is a C-.
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.
|Credit Earned in:||May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:|
|INTD 105||HAPR 105|