Hearing Aid Acoustician


To equip persons in acquiring adequate understanding and practical skills pertaining to adult diagnostic hearing tests and hearing aid fittings, through an interactive online learning approach.


Ideal candidates, are  persons working in related fields  of healthcare, mainstream or special schools or have a special interest in assisting persons with hearing loss.

Application requirements include access to a laptop (including webcam and microphone), with high  speed internet. The programme is offered in English and candidates must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and through writing  to ensure successful completion of all academic activities.

Student intake:

15 January 2024 31 January 2024
15 July 2024 31 July 2024


The programme consists of  8 modules where all learning activities are presented through the online virtual  classroom.

The programme is offered as a part-time, distance learning programme. The pace of learning is mostly self-directed with asynchronous interactions with online tutors. Online tutors and academic support staff guide students to complete the programme within  the suggested time frame and provide academic support.

Assessments primarily focus on the application of knowledge. Students write examinations at home or at work  whilst a dedicated assessor observes and analyses the physical surroundings and online activities.


Online learning and examinations take place over  a period of 12 months. Upon completion of all online activities, students attend a 10-day practical workshop, presented in Pretoria, South Africa. During the practical training, theoretical content is revised and practical sessions are undertaken in the presence of experienced audiologists. A final practical examination is also completed.

*Study breaks are scheduled over Easter and Christmas holiday season.

Certificate of Completion is issued once all relevant learning activities are  completed successfully.


Programme fees are  due at registration. Programme fees include all learning material and practical workshop sessions  (including refreshments and lunch). Laptop, associated data costs as well as travel and accommodation, to attend the practical workshop, are  excluded.

*Terms and Conditions are included on the website and are signed for upon registration.


For more information or to register, feel free to contact us.

Dorette Swiegers
Academic Co-ordinator

What will I learn?

How to perform diagnostic hearing tests and hearing aid fittings in persons 13 years and older.

Who should apply?

Persons working in healthcare, mainstream or special education school environments or has a special interest in persons with hearing loss.

How  long will I study?

12 Months part-time through online training and 10-day full time practical training in Pretoria, South Africa.

Training included. Travel & accommodation for your own account.


1. Ear and Hearing
2. Sound and Hearing
3. Audiometric Hearing Tests
4. Hearing Aid Selection
5. Coupling Devices
6. Hearing Aid Fittings
7. Hearing Aid Troubleshooting and Repairs
8. Patient Care and Administration
* Practical Training
Associated Courses