Aging Population Is Increasing Demand for Hearing Aid Dispensers

Hearing Aid Dispensers are hearing healthcare professionals licensed by the state

With people living longer and an aging population most Americans will suffer from some type of hearing loss during their lifetime and may have to visit a Hearing Aid Dispenser. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the number of seniors over 65 is expected to increase from 47 million in 2015 to almost 85 million in 2050. According to statistics, approximately one-third of the senior population, between 65 and 74 years old, are currently experiencing some type of hearing loss. And nearly half of seniors over the age of 75 have hearing loss problems. As a result, the American Language-Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) is predicting that the demand for audiologists and hearing aid specialists will significantly increase over the next decade.

Hearing Aid Dispensers, also called hearing aid specialists, are hearing healthcare professionals licensed by the state and perform basic hearing tests exclusively for the purpose of selling hearing aids to adults. They select the hearing aids that will work best for the patient and will both fit and adjust the devices for the patient as needed. Hearing Aid Dispensers are not Audiologists. Audiologist have an undergraduate and doctoral level degree in Audiology. Doctors of Audiology are trained to diagnose, treat and monitor disorders of the hearing and balance system.

Alan Lowell Seminars offers a variety of hands-on live seminars and self-paced training programs that provide students with the skills they need to pass the licensing exams and start a lucrative career as a hearing aid dispenser. This includes a 3-hour self-study demonstration video for new hearing aid dispensers. The comprehensive training can be performed online or through videos sent to you on a USB drive and covers everything from performing evaluations to learning how to use the latest healthcare technology. Some of the many subjects that students will learn include ear anatomy, recognizing types of hearing impairment, equipment preparation and cleaning and speech testing, to name a few.

To begin your career in the fast-growing healthcare industry as a hearing aid dispenser, order our Hearing Evaluation for New Dispensers training program today!