Hearing aid dispenser apprenticeship

Test people’s hearing, advise on hearing care and, where necessary, supply and fit hearing aids and other communication devices

A hearing aid dispenser works independently to test people’s hearing, advises on hearing care and, where necessary, supplies and fits hearing aids and other communication devices. Hearing aid dispensers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the role requires strict adherence to professional standards, which includes the need to maintain accurate records and identify the need for onward referral for a medical opinion. During the hearing aid dispenser apprenticeship, you’ll be able to work in a variety of settings, including the NHS, private practice and retail, in employed or self-employed positions. The role is typically performed in either a clinical, community or a home setting. In your daily work, you’ll interact with the general public through scheduled appointments, as well as other healthcare professionals and colleagues within your organisation. You’ll generally act alone and be responsible for seeing adults, including vulnerable members of the community.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the hearing aid dispenser apprenticeship: Maths and English language education to equivalent of GCSE standard

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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