Looking into becoming a hearing aids dispenser

#1

Hello

I am interested in becoming a hearing aids dispenser in California. I know that you have to take the certificate but where do i start learning about hearing aids and fitting? any tips on websites that i can check out to learn more about this and what is the best route to becoming a hearing aids dispenser? really appreciate the answers.

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#2

Do you have any prior relevant experience like several years as a used car salesman? Hahahaha I’m J/K!!

Audiology Online has free courses online. You have to become a member to view the courses but it’s free unless you wish to receive credits for the courses. That might give you a taste.

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There’s a online school that teaches hearing instrument specialist. Hearing Aid Academy. Even if you take the course and finish it in 3 to 6 months, depending on state law requirements, you might have to have an audiologist or HIS to sponsor you and work with you for a specific amount of time before you can have your own HIS business.

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#4

awesome, thanks for the tips

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#5

I’m in the same boat as well, and also in California. Are retail locations such as Costco or CVS good to start off as a hearing aid dispenser? What is the hourly rate that you can start off in, with Costco or other retail stores as a hearing aid dispenser? To anyone that lives in California, and is a hearing aid dispenser, would you recommend starting off at a private practice versus retail (Costco, CVS, Walmart, etc.). Ultimately, would working for (for example) Kaiser or other facilities the long term, best bet? Thank you.

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#6

The couple of times I worked with new HIS being trained for Costco, they promoted an existing employee. My current HIS met her husband while they both worked at the bakery at Costco.

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