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Hearing Instrument Practitioner Diploma

Program overview

Are you passionate about helping people, drawn to health care and love to work with equipment and technology? Then kick off a diverse and rewarding career with a Hearing Instrument Practitioner Diploma.

In this two-year program — the only one of its kind in B.C. — you’ll acquire the skills and training to help improve quality of life for people with hearing loss. Learn how to test people’s hearing, dispense and program hearing aids, and counsel patients on managing ongoing hearing loss.


  • Get hands-on experience working with industry professionals during three supervised practicums.
  • Study at our Coquitlam Campus in new, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.
  • Graduate ready to apply for HIP Internship, a necessary step to becoming a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner (RHIP) in B.C.

To download a copy of the Hearing Instrument Practitioner Tour form, click here.

Employment outlook

With the increase in the number of baby boomers retiring over the next decade, demand for hearing instrument practitioners is expected to grow.

For information on admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

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