If you are wondering why you should become a student studying for a qualification in the independent hearing profession, then consider how you’ll feel when you literally change someone’s life by enabling them to hear in situations that they are starting to avoid, and they tell you how fabulous that is for them.

Registered Hearing Aid Dispensers and Hearing Care Assistants work within the private or independent hearing healthcare sector, often in a retail sales environment. While many are based in clinics or shops many visit the hard of hearing in their own homes or care centres to improve the hearing of people, predominantly elderly adults, who suffer either from age related hearing loss or hearing deterioration caused through loud noise or illness.

Changes in the NHS and a growing elderly population gives rise to an increasingly growing market with insufficient professionals to meet the growing independent sector demand.

BSHAA supports the academic and work based education paths leading to eligibility to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and maintains a database of all BSHAA recognised Hearing Care Assistants whose professional training and development has been endorsed by the Society.

Read what student Robin Gordon wrote for the Society’s journal, BSHAA People.