The Hearing Instrument Science (HIS) Program prepares graduates to practice as hearing instrument specialists in a variety of hearing healthcare settings including private practice. In addition to traditional classes, the HIS program offers a flexible distance-learning alternative with part-time and full-time enrollment options. Classes feature both lecture-based and hands-on coursework including supervised clinical experiences in state-of-the-art laboratories. The required courses will train students to conduct hearing tests, recommend assistive devices and configure instrument fittings among other foundational skills. The HIS Program requires a separate application in addition to the application for general admission to OTC. To view application details, visit otc.edu/alliedhealth. Graduates can immediately seek licensure and apply for examination from the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS).
The Hearing Instrument Science Program is supported by the Missouri Hearing Society and International Hearing Society.