The Certificate in Hearing Instrument Science (HIS) Program prepares graduates to practice as hearing instrument specialists in a variety of hearing healthcare settings. The HIS program offers flexible distance-learning classes with part-time and full-time enrollment options. The certificate program is designed for students who live in a state where licensure does not require a full degree or those who are already practicing and want to expand their knowledge base. 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.