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This program trains hearing aid practitioners to accommodate people with hearing problems in order to inform and advise them on the equipment they need. You will be able to carry out the necessary fittings, adjustments and repairs.

About the program

Program objectives
Hearing aid practitioners put their skills to work mainly by meeting with individuals suffering from hearing loss and informing them about the devices they need, fitting them with said devices and making all required adjustments and repairs. They provide these services to clients who have received an attestation of their need for a hearing aid, delivered by a physician, speech therapist or audiologist. This program also provides hearing aid practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to manage a business, whether it be their own or someone else’s.

The program aims to prepare individuals to work as hearing aid practitioners who have the skills and knowledge to:

greet customers
perform all duties related to fitting, adjusting, replacing and selling hearing aids
conduct systematic customer follow-up
perform required management duties
work in close collaboration with physicians, speech therapists and audiologists who provide their clients with an attestation of the need for a hearing aid.
Career opportunities
After successfully passing the exams administered by the Ordre des audioprothésistes du Québec, students holding a DEC in this area of specialty are given the right to practise their profession.

Hearing aid practitioners currently work in the private sector and are either self-employed or work with other colleagues. They spend most of their time working at the office. On occasion, they may conduct visits in private homes or in seniors’ residences.

Graduates of this program have all quickly found employment and long-term prospects indicate a diversification of job opportunities.

Condition of admission

Before applying to a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), applicants who studied in Québec must meet the following three requirements:

The applicant must have a Secondary School Diploma and be in one of the following situations:
The applicant has a Secondary School Diploma (SSD)*
NOTE: a SSD holder that has not passed the following courses may be required to complete remedial courses:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
Secondary 5 Second Language
Secondary 4 Mathematics
Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Physical Science
Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education or Secondary 4 History of Quebec and Canada
The applicant holds a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) and has successfully completed the following subjects*:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction
Secondary 5 Second Language
Secondary 4 Mathematics
The applicant has training deemed equivalent by the College.
The applicant has training and experience deemed sufficient by the College and has interrupted full time studies for at least 24 months.
The applicant satisfies, if applicable, the special conditions for admission established by the Minister which specify the program prerequisites*.
The applicant satisfies, if applicable, any special conditions for admission established by the College for each of its programs.

*If the applicant is enrolled in school and completing his or her secondary studies at the time of application, the grades sent by the school must demonstrate that the applicant is passing in all the courses required to complete the SSD and required to fulfill the admission requirements.

Available in 2 institutions

3 years

Technical Program

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