This innovative programme will provide you with the skills you need to qualify as a hearing aid audiologist. As part of this programme you will understand how to run a safe and successful practice and make a difference to people’s lives.
Through exclusive work placements you will have access to a range of real-life situations in both clinical and community environments as well as access to simulation suites. This embedded work-based programme will provide a challenging balance between the development of core skills and professional practice required by Hearing Aid Audiologists who have knowledge in basic sciences, medical aspects of audiology, audiological techniques, hearing advice and rehabilitation.
Audiology is an exciting career with many avenues for employment and specialisation. It involves both a strong scientific interest and aptitude with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, oral as well as written.
Hearing aid dispensers independently test people’s hearing, advise on hearing care and where necessary, supplies and fit hearing aids and other communication devices. Hearing aid dispensers can work in a variety of settings including the NHS, private practice and retail and in employed or self-employed positions.
Successful completion of the FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Hearing Aid Dispenser (subject to approval).
Within the placement aspect of the programme you will work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes.
Ucas Code: 2AUD
Award: FdSc awarded by South Devon College
Modes of study: Full-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Successful completion of the FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology you will be able to progress to the BSc (Hons) Enhanced Integrated Care top-up at University Centre South Devon. Career opportunities are varied and include roles within the NHS, the private sector and with hearing aid and audiology manufacturers both at home and abroad.
"I chose to study at University Centre South Devon because the set days for lectures meant it was easier for me to arrange childcare and continue to work whilst studying. The tutors are amazing, they help you gain the specialist knowledge and skills and the small class sizes have made a big difference to my learning."Victoria Howes
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