Hearing Aid Practitioner

Hearing Aid Practitioners examine adult clients to assess hearing loss using diagnostic evaluation and electro acoustic testing. They recommend and dispense appropriate type of hearing instrument and take earmold impressions for use in the manufacture of hearing devices.

Hearing aid practitioners fit, adjust and make minor modifications to hearing instruments and educate clients in appropriate use, care and maintenance of hearing instruments. They also perform follow-up examinations and readjustments.

These practitioners identify and assess hearing problems provide ongoing user support (program, service, and minor repairs) and advise other health providers.

Average Hourly


Range Hourly

$29.50 – $32.00

Average Yearly


Range Yearly

$57,525 – $62,400

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Licensed hearing instrument specialist

2-3 year diploma program on Hearing aid practitioner including clinical/practicum placement

Average hourly

Range hourly

Average yearly

Range yearly


$29.50 - $32.00


$57,525 - $62,400


Employment outlook is mostly good across provinces. More information is available here.

With further training and experience supervisory and teaching position can be obtained.

Ability to be precise and accurate; good communication skills, both orally and written; ability to work under pressure; be able to fully understand patients’ needs; ability to operate related equipment; compassionate, dependable, ethical, and mature; ability to organize and prioritize workload priorities in collaboration with others; strong social skills and leadership ability; are comfortable working with instruments, apparatus, and technology; ability to manage high levels of stress associated with life threatening situations and medical conditions; self-discipline and self-directed; the ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced environment; a clean record, no prior criminal background.

Provincially regulated.

Licensure with a regulatory body is required for hearing instrument practitioners in all provinces except in Ontario where membership with the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners (AHIP) is required

Most hearing aid practitioners work in privately owned clinics, offices or retail companies. They may need to travel. Hours of work vary and may include evenings and weekends.

  1. Proof of English proficiency and medical terminology and communication

  2. Enrolling into a Hearing aid practitioner program

  3. More information can be available here.