OTC Hearing Instrument Science Program

The Hearing Instrument Science program prepares graduates to function as a member of a hearing healthcare team. Graduates of this program can work as hearing instrument specialists, audiology aids or pursue a higher degree in the field.

Hearing instrument specialists administer hearing tests on patients to determine their needs and help them choose assistive solutions. The program’s coursework will prepare students to conduct hearing tests, recommend assistive listening devices, complete custom ear impressions, and counsel patients on outcomes and expectations.

We offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and a Certificate of Achievement. The A.A.S. degree provides students with well-rounded coursework while the certificate program is for students seeking a faster path to graduation. This program offers a flexible distance learning alternative with both part-time and full-time enrollment options. Both local and out-of-state students can be accommodated.

The Hearing Instrument Science Program is supported by the Missouri Hearing Society and International Hearing Society.