Hearing Aid Acoustician
Foundation

PURPOSE

To equip persons to perform basic hearing tests, interpret hearing test results and perform basic hearing aid fittings whilst working with a hearing aid acoustician, audiologist and/or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. This is done through an interactive online learning approach.

ADMISSIONS

Ideal candidates, are persons working in related fields of healthcare, alongside a hearing aid acoustician, audiologist and/or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. 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

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE  & DELIVERY

The programme consists of 4 modules where all learning activities are presented through the online virtual classroom. The programme is offered as a part-time, distance learning programme and the pace of learning is mostly self-directed.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE & DURATION

Online learning take place over a period of 6-12 months. Upon completion of all online activities, students have the option of attending an additional 5-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.

*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

Programme fees are due at registration. Programme fees include all learning material. Laptop, associated data costs as well as travel and accommodation, to attend the optional practical workshop, are  excluded.

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

What will I learn?

Learn how to perform basic hearing tests and hearing aid fittings whilst working with a hearing aid acoustician, audiologist and/or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.

Who should apply?

This programme is ideal for persons who want to start working as a hearing aid acoustician, and will be working alongside a qualified hearing aid acoustician and/or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.

How  long will I study?

6-12 months

 

Modules
1. Sound, the ear and Hearing
2. Basic hearing tests
3. Hearing aid technology
4. Hearing aid fittings, follow up and basic repairs
* Practical Training
Associated Courses