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Advanced Diploma of Hearing Instrument Specialist
Advanced Diploma of Hearing Instrument Specialist

Advanced Diploma of Hearing Instrument Specialist

  • ID:GBC010020
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) – a grade of 70% or higher is required OR Grade 11 Physics (U) or Grade 12 (C or U) with a grade of 60% or higher, may be accepted in lieu of Math.
  • Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or Grade 12 (U) – a grade of 70% or higher is required.
  • An information session is strongly recommended.

Please note: Applicants who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree or a diploma in a Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or a related field, with a program average of B minus [or 2.7 GPA or 70%) may be considered for advanced standing into the third semester of the program

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 80
  • PTE (Academic), 54, overall minimum
    50 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 105

Course Information

Hearing Instrument Specialist is a three-year, six-semester advanced diploma program that uses the latest technology to train students to work in this field.

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:

  • acoustics

  • 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

  • counselling

  • business management

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Required Courses


  • HEAR1001, Clinical Acoustics

  • HEAR1003, Introduction to Hearing Instrument Sciences

  • HEAR1013, Functional Anatomy and Physiology

  • HEAR1014, Ethics and Professionalism

  • GSSC2027, Gerontology


  • HEAR1002, Hearing Disorders

  • HEAR1009, Hearing Technology I: Linear to Digital Evolution

  • HEAR1010, Hearing Testing I: Introduction to Audiometry

  • HEAR1011, Psycho-social Impact of Hearing Loss

  • COMM1007, College English

  • GNED, General Education Elective


  • HEAR1015, Fundamental Skills for HIS

  • HEAR2016, Hearing Instrument Technology II: Programming and ANSI Testing

  • HEAR2010, Hearing Testing II: Intermediate Audiometry and Masking

  • HEAR2012, Interviewing and Counselling

  • HEAR2022, Hearing Clinic I

  • GNED, General Education Elective


  • HEAR2019, Hearing Instrument Technology III: Real Ear Measurement

  • HEAR2021, Hearing Testing III: Advanced Audiometry

  • HEAR2014, Business Management I: Introduction and Marketing

  • HEAR2023, Hearing Clinic II

  • GNED, General Education Elective


  • HEAR3001, Hearing Instrument Technology IV: Hearing Instrument Features & Case Studies

  • HEAR3003, Field Placement & Workplace Preparation

  • HEAR 3014, Business Management II: Finance & Planning

  • HEAR3020, Hearing Clinic III


  • HEAR3025, Hearing Clinic IV

  • HEAR3029, Applied Counselling & Health Promotion

  • HEAR3028, Hearing Instrument Technology V: Product Update

  • HEAR3027, Community Field Placement

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program prepares students academically for future study in many Health Sciences programs by setting a foundation in core mathematics and science courses and providing an overview of the health-care industry.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Program faculty have strong partnerships with industry and professional associations so that they can fully prepare graduates for employment.

The employment rate continues to be high in related career sectors, including:

  • clinical

  • manufacturing

  • training

  • self-employment

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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