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Hearing Instrument Specialist


Diploma


Program Code: HI211

Campus: North

Length: 4 semesters starting in September

Hearing instrument specialists are valued members of a hearing health-care team. They conduct comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessments, develop hearing health-care plans, dispense advanced digital assistive hearing devices and evaluate outcomes using evidence-based verification methods.   

In the Hearing Instrument Specialist diploma program, you will develop the academic knowledge and hands-on, real-world experience required to become a valued hearing health professional.  We combine online and in-person learning models, work-integrated learning, exceptional faculty and state of the art facilities to prepare students to skillfully work within their scope of practice and collaborate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary health-care team. Graduates of our program develop the confidence to adapt to the evolving needs of today’s patient and the emerging technologies for patient care and hearing devices.   

This program develops holistic and critical thinkers, confident clinicians and compassionate communicators who will become outstanding professionals, effective practitioners and leading contributors in their field. 

Our curriculum is designed to emphasize depth and breadth in your clinical experience. You will have the opportunity to practise your skills with two work placements.  These will include a combination of on campus clinical and community opportunities.  You will be offered a selection of approved placement sites which will allow you to experience clinical work, marketing and sales, or research and development.  Some placements may be outside of the Greater Toronto area.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: 

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent 
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 M or U Mathematics (MCF3M or MCR3U) 
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements. 

View Requirements

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,753.24
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,348.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,876.62
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,348.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,876.62
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,348.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,876.62
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,348.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,876.62

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Shelby Wright, program support officer
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 3374
shelby.wright@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: December 2, 2022